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Juan Gris

Correspondence and Documents

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Acantilado

April 2008

520 pages

Diaries and correspondence

Original Title: Correspondencia y escritos

Although Juan Gris, a cubist par excellence, is one of the most important painters of the twentieth century many people today are ignorant of the artist and his work. This book reveals intimate details of Gris’s life, while also portraying art and culture in Paris in the early years of the last century. Celebrities of all sorts offer a sweeping vision of a time of vertiginous changes in a world marked by a swift succession of avant-garde movements and the impact of war. His correspondence with Pablo Picasso, Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Léonce Rosenberg, Gertrude Stein, Maurice Raynal, Pierre Reverdy, Jacques Lipschitz, Tristan Tzara and Picabia, amongst others, reveals his intimate knowledge of the aesthetic trends of his time. Like other celebrities, including Gerardo Diego, Guillermo de Torre, María Blanchard and Vicente Huidobro, Gris also shows his interest in the new work being done in Spain.
Now available for the first time in Spanish, this book includes previously unpublished material, including the correspondence between Gris and Josep Maria Junoy after 1912 as well as some theoretical writings by the painter.

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«A great testimony to Juan Gris’s many relationships with other celebrities of his time».
El País

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Acantilado

April 2008

1 pages

Diaries and correspondence