LEVY, Silvano. Desmond Morris Analytical Catalogue Raisonne.
(Antwerp): Petraco-Pandora, 2001. First edition. Quarto. 462 pages. Superb catalogue raisonne of the works of Desmond Morris who, long before becoming a television personality, had already gripped public attention as a surrealist painter. When his canvases were first shown in public in 1948 they aroused outrage, with angry letters appearing in the press. Motivated by a rebellious sprit, Morris continued to produce his provocative works and, by his early twenties, he had shared an exhibition with Jean Miro and stepped right into the history of surrealism of Britain as one of its foremost exponents (who knew). Illustrated throughout. A very good copy, bump to corner of rear cover, in dust jacket. An impressive volume.