Provides a retrospective survey of his paintings and sculpture. Donati sees surrealism as art that celebrates, mystifies, delights, enchants and provokes. There is also information about the artist's life accompanied by rare photographs. There are 87 colour plates and 28 b/w illustrations.
Enrico Donati first found acclaim when the grand master of Surrealism, Andre Breton, anointed him the movement's Wunderkind in 1942, soon after the young Italian's arrival in New York from Paris. He survived the demise of Surrealism and went on to exhibit with such major figures of the New York School as Rothko, de Kooning and Pollock. In addition to Theodore F. Wolff's monographic essay, Enrico Donati: Surrealism And Beyond features full documentation of the artist's career: lists of solo and group exhibitions, list of public collections, bibliography, index, and rare photographs of Donati as well as other key figures of the Surrealist movement. ILLUSTRATIONS: 87 colour & 28 b/w illustrations