“Bonjour | Au Revoir Surréalisme: Prints from the Atelier of Georges Visat,” is showing through March 25 at the LSU Museum of Art in the Shaw Center for the Arts, 100 Lafayette St.
On loan from the family of the master printer, painter and poet, the exhibition is composed of more than 50 prints by surrealist artists who collaborated with Visat’s publishing house.
Visat, who began frequenting artists of the historical avant-garde during the immediate postwar years and founded Éditions Georges Visat in 1962, established his presses in the traditional Parisian art district of Saint-Germaine-des-Prés. Included in the exhibition are graphic works by Max Ernst, Dorthea Tanning, René Magritte, Man Ray, Hans Bellmer, Roberto Matta and Francis Bacon.
The exhibition includes works by early surrealists, as well as those who sought to reinvigorate the movement in the 1960s. Also included are illustrated artists’ books with surrealist poetry, a specialty of Visat.
This exhibition is a collaboration between the LSU Museum of Art and the LSU School of Art. For more information, call (225) 389-7200 or visit lsumoa.org.