ATLAS PRESS NEWS 1 May 2020

ORDERING DURING THE VIRUS

We would like to thank all those who have been ordering books despite the warning on our site that we may not be able to mail them in the near future. We are doing our best and we hope to resume mailing within a week and to clear our backlog, and then to mail every couple of weeks. This is dependent on the local post offices remaining accessible, but this does not seem unlikely.

Unica Zürn THE HOUSE OF ILLNESSES

This title is pretty much ready for print, but we have delayed publication due to the current situation, we now aim to publish in November.

NEW TITLE now available

The Journal of the LIP 21: The Brothers Quay. The Quays seen through their passion for calligraphy and marionettes. Texts and photos by the Quays, an astonishing and beautiful sixteenth-century calligraphy manual, and Jarry’s texts on marionettes. For a complete description click the page link.

For information about subscribing to the Journal of the London Institute of ’Pataphysics, please contact Lucky Roberto at patasec141@gmail.com.

CAMPAIGN: MARCEL DUCHAMP AND THE BARONESS

A second page of letters by Dawn Ades and Alastair Brotchie, this time from the Art Newspaper, contest the claims that Duchamp stole his readymade “Fountain” from the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. Some of the protagonists (Spalding and Thompson) here hazard a reply, whose inadequacies are quickly demonstrated. The originator of this allegation, Professor Irene Gammel of Ryerson University, continues to maintain her silence.