Georges Hugnet: The Love Life of the Spumifers, is an exhibition of hand-painted photographic girlie postcards by the eminent Surrealist artist, poet, bookbinding designer and critic. These bizarre, lusciously painted images illustrate Hugnet’s work, The Love Life of the Spumifers, where each accompanying text poetically and humorously catalogues the mating habits of a fantastical creature or Spumifer. Above: Le Matricol Odorant ["The Oderiferous Matricoll"], No. 7 from the series La Vie Amoureuse des Spumifères ["The Love Life of the Spumifers"] ca. 1948 Gouache on vintage carte postale (ca. 1920) 3 3/8 x 5 5/8 inches.
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