French poets and artists, and a giraffe in a wine glass

My stepdaughter, A., is visiting for ten days. This weekend Max and I took her to French Book Art/Livres d’Artistes: Artists and Poets in Dialogue, an NYPL exhibition that runs through August 19.

Magritte’s giraffe in a wine glass impressed us all. And Paul Eluard’s accompanying Dadaist poem, “Musicien,” was weirdly intelligible even to our French-illiterate party. (A. is the only one of the three of us who can so much as pronounce “fromage.”)

You can see larger versions of the thumbnails here, but don’t miss the show if you’re in town. It’s free, and these photos only cover a small sample of what you’ll find there.


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