Leonora Carrington and Remedios Varo Bibliography

Because there's been many new articles on Carrington and Varo, I've seperated the bibliographies. Where possible, there's a direct link to the book on Amazon but some books may be out of print. Click below for the person you want.

Leonora Carrington Bibliography

Remedios Varo Bibliography

Other women surrealists

General collections

Specific artists

Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement,by Whitney Chadwick, (this is the book that introduced Varo and Carrington to me.)

Surrealist Women : An International Anthology (The Surrealist Revolution Series) by Penelope Rosemont (Ed), Hardcover, 1998) Univ of Texas Pr; ISBN: 0292770871.

Women Surrealists by Grace Glueck

Surrealism and Women, Caws, Mary Ann, Rudolf E. Kuenzli and Gwen Raaberg, eds., The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1990. Essays of interest: Cottenet-Hage, Madeleine, ``The Body Subversive: Corporeal Imagery in Carrington, Prassinos and Mansour,'' p. 76. Colville, Georgiana M. M., ``Beauty and/Is the Beast: Animal Symbology in the Work of Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo and Leonor Fini,'' p. 159.

Women, Art, and Society (World of Art), by Whitney Chadwick

The Muse as Artist: Women in the Surrealist Movement by Whitney Chadwick (I think this is the same as Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement listed to the left--just the title has changed but I'm not sure)

Women as Mythmakers: Poetry and Visual Art by Twentieth-Century Women, by Estella Lauter. Indiana University Press, Bloomington IN. ISBN 0-253-20325-2 Paperback, 267+xvii pp. The cover features a black & white reproduction of Solar Music (Musica Solar) by Remedios Varo. Chapter 4 is entitled: Remedios Varo: The Creative Woman and the Female Quest. Chapter 6 is: Leonor Fini: Re-envisioning La Belle Dame sans Merci.

Mirror Images : Women, Surrealism and Self-Representation, by Whitney Chadwick (Ed), Dawn Ades (Ed), 1998, MIT Press; ISBN: 0262531577

Significant Others : Creativity & Intimate Partnership by Whitney Chadwick (Editor), Isabelle De Courtivron (Editor), Isabelle De Courtivron. Paperback, Thames and Hudson, April 1996.

Dora Maar

Picasso and Dora : A Personal Memoir, by James Lord, Paperback, November 1994; Hardback, June 1993, Fromm International.

Picasso and the Weeping Women : The Years of Marie-Therese Walter & Dora Maar by Judi Freeman, Hardcover, March 1994, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Out of Print.

Michiko Kon(Photographer)
Michiko Kon : Still Lifes by Michiko Kon(Photographer), et al, Hardcover, Aperture, September 1997, 128 pgs. Also in Paperback, May 1999

Kay Sage

A House of Her Own : Kay Sage, Solitary Surrealist, by Judith D. Suther, Oct. 1997. University of Nebraska Press.

China Eggs, by Kay Sage, Judith Suther (Editor), Elisabeth Manuel (Translator), Nov. 1996. Out of Print.

Kay Sage, ou, Le surrĺealisme amĺericain : biographie, 1898-1963 , by Chantal Vieuille. Out of Print.

Meret Oppenheim
Louise Bourgeois/Meret Oppenheim/Ilse Weber by Stephen Kunz, Louise Bourgeois, Meret Oppenheim, Ilse Weber, Stephan Kunz, Paperback, 88 pages, April 2000, Verlag De Buchhandlung Walter.

Meret Oppenheim : A Different Retrospective by Meret Oppenheim, Christoph Eggenberger (Introduction), Jaqueline Burckhardt, Paperback, 236 pages, October 1998, Edition Stemmle.

Meret Oppenheim : Beyond the Teacup by Meret Oppenheim, Jacqueline Burckhardt, Bice Curiger, Helfenstein, Jacqueline Burkhardt, Nancy Spector, Thomas McEvilley. Paperback, June 1997. Hardcover, June 1996. Independent Curators.

Meret Oppenheim : Book of Ideas : Early Drawings and Sketches for Fashions, Jewelry, and Designs, by Meret Oppenheim, Christiane Meyer-Thoss, Heinrich Helfenstien (Photographer). Hardcover, Distributed Art Pub (Dap), September 1996.

Meret Oppenheim : Defiance in the Face of Freedom, by Bice Curiger, Hardcover, 275 pgs, MIT Press, February 1990, ISBN: 0262031655

Meret Oppenheim : 9 March Through 9 April 1988, ASIN: 0685502953, out of print

Edelfuchs im Morgenrot : Studien zum Werk von Meret Oppenheim by Isabel Schulz , out of print Out of print.

Meret Oppenheim : Aufzeichnungen, 1928-1985 : Tr╦aumeby Meret Oppenheim. Out of print.

Meret Oppenheim : Buch der Ideen : fr╦uhe Zeichnungen, Skizzen und Entw╦urfe f╦ur Mode, Schmuck und Design by Christiane Meyer-Thoss. Out of print.

Meret Oppenheim : Spuren durchstandener Freiheit by Bice Curiger. Out of print.

Meret Oppenheim : zwei, vier, sechs, acht and forever by Meret Oppenheim. Out of print.

Meret Oppenheim und der Surrealismus by Josef Helfenstein. Out of print.

Meret Oppenheim, retrospectiva : Palau de la Virreina del 13 de febrer al 25 de marĽc de 1990by Meret Oppenheim. Out of print.

Note: Unexpected Journey: the Art and life of Remedios Varo has been newly released as a paperback. I loved this biography on Varo by Janet A. Kaplan.

A broader listing of surrealist books are at http://www.hungryflower.com/books/surrealbooksf.html with other artists and collective books, including living artists like Michiko Kon.

The shop of the museum of Modern Art in Chapultepec sells posters of art by Remedios Varo. The National Museum of Women in the Arts has one Remedios Varo poster with the exhibition dates and a boxed set of 12 note cards.


  If you see any typos or know of a book or article to add to this biblio, please e-mail me at lafren@hungryflower.com

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