1950: Robert Delpire is 24 years old. As a student, he creates the magazine NEUF, distributed by the Maison de la Médecine. This is the beginning of a unique editorial adventure, which will last 3 years and… 9 issues.
In post-War Saint-Germain, he makes of this medical revue an avant-garde artistic magazine. With NEUF, Delpire initiates collaborations and friendships that will accompany him throughout his career: : Brassai, Edouard Boubat, André Breton, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Chaval, Blaise Cendrars, Jean Cocteau, Robert Doisneau, Paul Facchetti, André François, Robert Frank, Izis, Fernand Léger, Pierre Mac Orlan, Henri Michaux, Henry Miller, Mose, Michel Ragon, George Rodger, Willy Ronis, Jean-Paul Sartre, Savignac, Paul-Emile Victor…
In 1953, he creates Delpire Editeur.
July 2021: Delpire & Co presents at the Rencontres d’Arles the exhibition “NEUF de A à Z”, and publishes in a limited edition the 9 issues of NEUF.
Facsimile edition of the 9 issues of the journal
Re-issue of the essay by art critic Michel Ragon, Expression et Non-Figuration, published by the “Éditions de la Revue NEUF” in 1951
Edition of an essay in French and English by photography historian Michel Frizot, close collaborator of Robert Delpire, in an illustrated volume.
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