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Derričre le miroir; DLM

The art journal "Derrière le miroir" (abbreviated to DLM) appeared in print from 1946 to 1982. Published by the French art dealer, collector and publisher Aimé Maeght, it ran to two hundred and fifty issues. Galerie Maeght, which opened in Paris in 1945 in Paris, exhibited the work of distinguished contemporary artists, including Bonnard, Matisse, Braque, Léger, Steinberg, Chagall, Bram, van de Velde, Miró, Kandinsky, Giacometti, Ubac, Bazaine, Calder, Derain, Chillida, Tàpies and many others. Publication of DLM launched Maeght's career as a publisher. The art magazine "Derrière le miroir" - designed like an exquisite work of art - always appeared in the same format (38 x 28 cm) and included numerous original lithographs by the above mentioned artists as well as a great many reproductions. Poets and men of letters such as Louis Aragon, Samuel Beckett, René Char, Paul Éluard, Jacques Prévert, Raymond Queneau, Pierre Reverdy, Jean-Paul Sartre and others embellished the work with previously unpublished texts. Many of the lithographs originally published in DLM are sought-after collector's items today; the earliest issues of DLM are rarely encountered in good condition.