"Surrealism, n. Pure psychic automatism, by which it is proposed to express, verbally, in writing or by other means, the real functioning of thought. The dictation of thought, in the absence of all control exercised by reason, and outside all aesthetic or moral preoccupations." --Andre Breton (First Surrealist Manifesto) Read Arsenal Surrealist Subversion. Arsenal Surrealist Subversion, Franklin Rosemont, Chicago.

"Surrealism, n. Pure psychic automatism, by which it is proposed to express, verbally, in writing or by other means, the real functioning of thought. The dictation of thought, in the absence of all control exercised by reason, and outside all aesthetic or moral preoccupations." --Andre Breton (First Surrealist Manifesto) Read Arsenal Surrealist Subversion.

Chicago: Arsenal Surrealist Subversion, [ca. 1971]. Broadside, 10.5 x 5.5 cm., Oblong. Very Good. Illustrated. Black ink on beige paper.

In 1965, Penelope & Franklin Rosemont co-founded the Chicago Surrealist Group, following a trip to Paris where they met André Breton. Franklin Rosemont played an important role in popularizing the work of poet Breton. Rosemont was also a noted labour historian and publisher. The newly-formed Chicago Group combined their creativity with radical political activity, and staged a number of interesting events. Rosemont insisted that the organization of a surrealist exhibition could only be undertaken by surrealists themselves.
Much of the group's work was published in Arsenal/Surrealist Subversions and has been republished in collections. Collection from Mel Gordon associate Editor at The Drama Review. Item #63-2485

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