February 05, 2009

Max Bucaille's daydreamings

At first mathematician, Max Bucaille (1906-1992) joined the surrealist group in 1947. Collagist and poet often overshadowed by Max Ernst, he built a major work. In The Dream Scanner, one of his better knowns books published by G.L.M. in 1950, the poet Jean Laude, writer of the preface, presents the work of the artist:
"Max Bucaille, since it's him we speak about, takes a pair of scissors and glue. He takes old illustrated books and, for our pleasure, daydreams. [...] Who will watch, who will dreams of these images, will maybe better supported in the real world those objects that are composed here. "

Currently, the librairie Loliée offers :
  • Bucaille (Max). Le Scaphandrier des Rêves. Preface by J. Laude. Paris, GLM, 1950, in-12. First edition with 13 collages, with the cover, by the artist. Limited to 500 copies on vellum paper.
  • Bucaille (Max). Entre le Sommeil et le noir. Paris, Le Nyctalope, 1982, thin in-12, brochée. First edition with 7 collages, by the artist. Limited to 333 copies on Arches paper.