The Museum of Avant-garde

Paul Joostens

Belgium (1889—1960)
Following his training at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Joostens experimented with various artistic styles. In 1917 he had his first exhibition. He founded the group Bond zonder Gezegeld Papier (Bond without sealed paper), with van Ostaijen and the Jespers brothers and discovered Cubism. In 1920 he collaborated with Jos Léonard and the Jespers and founded the journal Novy. He travelled to Paris and moved to Neo-gothic style. In 1937 he published a number of his iconic ‘photomontages’. After WWII he produced the series Poezeloezen. He died in 1960 in Antwerp.

Het Overzicht

Half-Maandelijks Tijdschrift: Kunst, Letteren, Menshei / Bi-monthly periodical / 23.9 x 32 cm / Antwerp, 1921-1925 / SABAM Belgium 2020

Salopes ou le quart d’heure de rage au soleil sans chapeau

Illustrated book / Letterpress with 3 original linocuts / 18.8 x 24.9 cm / Antwerp, 1922

Ça Ira!

Revue mensuelle d’art et de critique / Magazine / Letterpress / 22 x 28.5 / 14 x 22 / Antwerp, 1920-1923


Magazine / Letterpress / 22.4 x 28.4 cm / Bruxelles, 1925