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Published: 26 Sep, 2014

New book: Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas?

NEWS The versatile artist Leonor Fini was presented for the first time for a Swedish and Nordic audience at Bildmuseet during the spring 2014. We now launch the book titled Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas? Which is richly illustrated with images from the exhibition and presenting previously unpublished texts by the artist Leonor Fini.

In addition, the book contains newly written contributions by poet and writer Lasse Söderberg, art historian and curator Anna Rådström and by curators Cecilia Andersson and Brita Täljedal, Bildmuseet.

Leonor Fini / Pourquoi pas? will be launched during the Book Fair in Gothenburg as well as during an open evening at Bildmuseet on Tuesday, September 30 between 18:30 and 20:00. The three curators give a presentation of the book which will be on sale at a discounted price. Refreshments offered. Welcome!

Leonor Fini (1907-1996) was an artist who challenged by questioning the boundaries between the feminine and masculine, myth and reality, the conscious and the unconscious. The relationship between the sexes is her central motif. Leonor Fini went demonstratively her own way and her work is characterized by a radical, consistent and individual approach. She moved in Surrealist circles and participated in surrealist exhibitions while marking distance to the group's leading figure Andre Breton and his dominant attitude.

The book is published by Bildmuseet with support of Umeå 2014. It can be ordered via e-mail info@bildmuseet.umu.se.

For further information, please contact

Brita Täljedal, curator Bildmuseetbrita.taljedal@bildmuseet.umu.se
090-786 7714

Editor: Helena Vejbrink