The first volume of The Trilogy, Dorothy Circus’s quintessential guide to Pop Surrealism.

Dimensions 23 × 28 cm




Date of publication

April 2013



In stock

SKU: ISBN: 978-88-88493-88-6 Categories: , ,


In the beginning, there was the book

Once Upon a Time is the first chapter in the Dorothy Circus Trilogy, beautifully cataloguing every exhibition held at this extraordinary gallery between October 2010 and December 2011. The book brilliantly captures the mystical and enticing atmosphere with a collection of the most cutting-edge surrealist artwork of its time.

Pop Surrealists

The Dorothy Circus gallery is a world leader in showcasing this new and exciting artistic genre and this book offers a chance to comprehend the true essence of the Lowbrow art movement. Once Upon a Time features displays by Nicoletta Ceccoli, Mia Arauyo, Ana Bagayan, John Brophy, Martin Wittfooth, Bejamin Lacombe, Natalie Shau, Mathew Pasquarello, Mark Elliott, Naoto Hattori, Ray Caesar, Paolo Guido and Joe Sorren, with each accompanied by its own insightful foreword.

A cosmic and intimate kingdom

“Everything here, whether a part of a routine day or a deluxe vernissage, becomes something extraordinary and special, projecting the visitor into unexpected grotesque and fantastical dimensions; ultimately dragging him into a surrealist, cosmic and intimate kingdom.” – Karen N. Wikstrand

Printed in Italy

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