Cahiers d'art

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Cahiers d'Art is a French artistic and literary journal founded in 1926 by Christian Zervos.[1] Cahiers d'Art is also an eponymous publishing house which has published many monographs on artists living in France in the first half of the twentieth century. Publications include the definitive catalogue of works by Pablo Picasso, Pablo Picasso par Christian Zervos, in 33 volumes, with over 16,000 images.[2]

Cahiers d'Art
EditorStaffan Ahrenberg, Sam Keller, Hans-Ulrich Obrist
Former editorsChristian Zervos
Frequencyno fixed frequency
FounderChristian Zervos
Year founded1926
CompanyEditions Cahiers d'Art SARL
Based inParis
LanguageFrench, English

Cahiers d'Art carries no advertising and is published on an irregular schedule.[3]


The journal, founded by the art critic Christian Zervos in Paris at 14, rue du Dragon in 1926, was published with an interruption from 1941 to 1943, until 1960. The first post-war issue was dated 1940–1944 and focused on poets and writers from the Resistance, including Vercors. Cahiers d'Art also published selections from poet Paul Éluard's Open Book I (1940) and Open Book II (1942).

After World War II, the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan was invited by Zervos to publish two articles on logic: Logical Time and the Assertion of Anticipated Certainty (1945) and The Number Thirteen and the Logical Form of Suspicion (1946). Samuel Beckett also contributed one of his earliest texts in French, The Painting of Van de Velde or the World and the Pants.

The journal has been noted for the quality of its articles and illustrations which promoted Modern Art in France for over thirty years.[4] Artists represented include Picasso, Matisse, Fernand Léger, Max Ernst, Raoul Dufy, Marc Chagall, Brâncuși, Van Gogh, Paul Klee, Henri Laurens, Moholy-Nagy, Jean Lurçat, Joan Miró, Calder, Victor Brauner, De Chirico, Wolfgang Paalen, Marcel Duchamp, and Man Ray.

Swedish collector Staffan Ahrenberg purchased the publication and relaunched it in October 2012.[3][5]

Since 2012Edit


  • Index général de la revue Cahiers d'Art, 1926-1960, pref. Dora Vallier, Paris, Ed. Cahiers d'Art, 1981.
  • Chara Kolokytha, 'The Art Press and Visual Culture in Paris during the Great Depression: Cahiers d'Art, Minotaure and Verve' in: Visual Resources, An International Journal of Documentation 3, vol.29, Sept. 2013, pp. 184–215.
  • Chara Kolokytha, 'Christian Zervos et Cahiers d'art, Archives de la Bibliothèque Kandinsky' in Konsthistorisk Tidskrift 4, vol. 82, 2013, pp. 339–342.
  • Jean-Pierre De Rycke, "Christian Zervos et Tériade: deux insulaires grecs à la conquête de l'avant-garde européenne", Paris - Athènes, 1863 - 1940, Pinacothèque Nationale et Musée Alexandros Soutzos. Athènes, 2006.
  • Kim Grant, "Cahiers d'Art and the Evolution of Modernist Painting", The Journal of Modern Periodical Studies, v. 1, n. 2, 2010, pp. 216–227.
  • Cahiers d'Art, Musée Zervos à Vézelay, sous la direction de Christian Derouet, Paris, Hazan, Perrigny, Conseil général de l'Yonne, DL 2006.
  • Christopher Green, "Zervos, Picasso and Brassaï, ethnographers in the field: a critical collaboration", in Malcolm Gee (ed.) Art criticism since 1900, Manchester, Dist. by St. Martin's, 1993.
  • Valery Dupont, Le discours anthropologique dans l'art des années 1920-1930 en France, à travers l'exemple des Cahiers d'art, thèse, 1999, Art et Archéologie, Université de Dijon.


  1. ^ Serafin, Amy. "Archive covers from relaunched French magazine Cahiers d'Art". Wallpaper*. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Ellsworth Kelly". Cahiers d'Art. 1 (1). October 2012.
  3. ^ a b Adam, Georgina (27 October 2010). "Mixed messages in the Middle East; lawsuits in London and New York; Les Cahiers relaunched". Financial Times. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  4. ^ "36e année, n°1, 2012 : Renaissance des " Cahiers d'art " au détour d'une rue". Art Media Agency. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  5. ^ Maus, Burkhard. "Cahiers d'Art – nouveau et à partir d'aujourd'hui". art. Archived from the original on 2012-12-31. Retrieved 23 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Vernissage Cahiers d'art - Philippe Parreno". SAYWHO. Archived from the original on 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  7. ^ "Lancement de la revue Cahiers d'art #2 w/ Rosemarie Trockel". SAYWHO. Archived from the original on 2014-04-24. Retrieved 2014-04-23.

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