Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Art & Art History
Academic Program Adviser
This thesis explores the social circle of Surrealist exiles that formed at the home of Remedios Varo and Benjamin Péret on Calle Gabino Barreda between 1941 and 1947. This group is immortalized in Gunther Gerzso’s painting Los Días de la Calle Gabino Barreda (1944) and includes Gerzso, Varo, Péret, Esteban Francés, and Leonora Carrington. This thesis argues that the environment cultivated on Calle Gabino Barreda provided these artists with a place to expand on what they learned in Europe to develop their Surrealist practice in Mexico.
Levy, Esther R., "Los Días de la Calle Gabino Barreda: The Social Circle of Remedios Varo and Benjamin Péret in Mexico, 1941-1947" (2023). CUNY Academic Works.