Ausstellungskatalog, Cleveland, Ohio, The New Gallery of Contemporary Art, 03.10.-24.11.1979; Dayton, Ohio, The Dayton Art Institute, 29.02.-13.04.1980; New York, NY, The Brooklyn Museum, 17.05.-13.07.1980.
“A brilliant and provocative account of the achievement of some of the major women artists of our time. Original both in its theoretical iconoclasm and its meticulous visual analysis, it provides feminist scholarship with new angles of vision and art history more generally with an invaluable critical resource” (Linda Nochlin).
As "surreal" images become ever more common through the ease of computer manipulation, the place in history occupied by Surrealism and the Surrealists can easily be lost to sight. This challenging re-evaluation of the status and use of photographic images in historical Surrealism puts Surrealism's fundamental issues back into the framework of its historical purpose and function. - Nur Kurztitelaufnahme 03.2006.
Text engl. - Published on the occasion of the traveling exhibition Accommodations of Desire: Surrealist Works on Paper Collected by Julien Levy. - Dream, metaphor, sensuality, fetishism and play are among the defining characteristics of the collection of surrealist art Julien Levy assembled in the 1930s and 40s. As one of modernism's preeminent art dealers, Levy's passion went beyond professional protocol, Levy didn't just sell surrealism, he lived it. Artists he represented were intimate friends and he shared in their creative life. (Editorial text).