For today’s post I’m going to devote the entire page to an artist statement written by Victor Brauner. On the Fantastic was published in the 1943/44 edition of VVV. This was a magazine published briefly in New York by the Surrealists displaced by the war in Europe. I haven’t had a chance to check Abe Books to see how much a copy of this issue might be. Can’t be much more than the entire GDP of, say, Portugal.
As you might expect, dear readers, this gem was brought to light by The Theory. Since I just had to write an artist statement myself (where I fell back on words like “memory” and “luminance”) I had no idea an artist statement could be like this. But why not? Maybe we can, like Victor, break away from the terror and boredom of our awful artist statements!