The Ascension of Christ
May 2000: Oil on Canvas. (48" x 72")
Dedicated to my father, Albert Frank Klekker
March 22, 1919 - November 23, 1997.
$13,000


An excerpt from:
A Letter to the Surrealists of the United States
TO FRANKLIN & PENELOPE ROSEMONT
1 MAY 1967, 81st ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHICAGO WORKER'S UPRISING.

Dear Franklin and Penelope Rosemont,

The year 1966, which you have chosen to situate surrealism in the USA was, for us in France, but also, of course, for all surrealists throughout the world, the year in which the fire slipped away. Little results from the fact that it was, for each of us, irretrievable. But that it continues to smoulder, that it be rekindled, depends on all of us. We know at last, we know now, that the luminous obverse of the difficulty of being is the difficulty of dying. We have just conquered the certainty that death is at once a reality and an appearance, thus liberating our spirit from one of the gravest sophisms of occidental understanding.

SIGNED BY PHILIPPE AUDOIN, JEAN-CLAUDE BARBE, JEAN BENOIT, VINCENT BOUNOURE, ELISA BRETON, CLAUDE COURTOT, GUY FLANDRE, GIOVANNA, JEAN-MICHEL GOUTIER, RADOVAN IVSIC, ALAIN JOUBERT, ANNIE LEBRUN, GERARD LEGRAND, JOYCE MANSOUR, MIMI PARENT, JEAN SCHUSTER, FRANCOIS-RENE SIMON, TOYEN AND MICHEL ZIMBACCA.

An excerpt from the book ANDRE BRETON/WHAT IS SURREALISM? SELECTED WRITINGS, edited and introduced by Franklin Rosemont. 1978 by Franklin Rosemont. First published in 1978 by the Anchor Foundation. Distributed by Pathfinder, 410 West Street, New York, NY 10014, USA.


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