Prague: Topičův salon, 1946. Octavo (24.8 × 16 cm). Original staple-stitched printed wrapper; 20 pp. of text and four reproductions on coated paper stock, three of them in color. About very good; front wrapper with faint crease. In protective mylar. Item #5534
Scarce catalog for the first larger exhibition of works by Josef Istler, a founding member of the Skupina Ra (Group Ra), a Czech post-war surrealist formation active in Moravia which sharply distinguished itself from pre-war Czech surrealism. Istler was also a member of the COBRA group from 1948 to 1951. The catalog lists 82 works (paintings, drawings, prints). With a poem dedicated to Istler by Zdeněk Lorenc, another member of the Ra Group, a short text by Ludvík Kundera, and an introduction by Karel Teige, who continued to be active for the Prague surrealist group, opening its 1947 exhibition. Also features an early printed announcement of the first exhibition of the Skupina Ra group to be held in Brno in 1947.
KVK, OCLC show copies at the University of Missouri, Kunstmuseum Basel Not in NYARC.