Daily Bûl magazine 2 – first edition (1957)
The Daily-Bul or Daily Bul or Daily Bûl is “a thought, a review and a publishing house” created by André Balthazar and Pol Bury in La Louvière (Belgium) in 1957 in the wake of the CoBrA movement and Belgian surrealism. The avant-garde small magazine, marking their refusal of official culture, was published from 1957 to 1983 in 14 numbers, with texts or illustrations by artists and poets such as Pol Bury, Christian Dotremont, Pierre Alechinsky, Achille Chavée, Michel Folon, Roland Topor, Marcel and Gabriel Piqueray and more. It included poetry, surrealist texts, witty announcements and sometimes comic strips or illustrations. It has preserved over the years an amused and often serious counter-power in the Belgian literature and arts.
In 1957 it expanded to become a publishing house. It printed at 100 copies and was in French.
Daily Bûl magazine 2 – first edition (June 1957)
Moniteur de la Pensée Bûl et de l’Académie de Montbliart
«La continence» (Continence)
The second issue of the magazine with the participation of Marcel Havrenne, Ernest Pirotte, Pol Bury, Dangelo, Théodore Koenig, Paul Colinet, André Dodet, Palone Bultari, Marcel et Gabriel Piqueray, J. Noiret..
Printed in La Louvière, Éditions de Montbliart, in June 1957.
Editorial Committee: André Balthazar and Pol Bury.
– 12 stitched pages; 21,3 x 17,6 cm.
– printed in letterpress, 1 color (black) on white and green paper.
– White cardboard cover, printed in letterpress, 2 colors (black and orange)
First and limited edition.
The paper is yellowed due to age but it’s otherwise in very good condition. No crease or fold.
Other issues of the Daily Bûl on The Art Motion:
#1 – «Linéaments d’un univers bûl» (Lineaments of a bûl universe)
#3 – «En Italique» (In Italics) – Special issue about Italy
#4 – «Quoique vous fassiez vous êtes ridicule» (whatever you do, you are ridiculous)
#5 – «Hommage au Piédestal» (Tribute to the Pedestal)
#10 – «Essai d’analyse stéthoscopique du continent belge» (Stethoscopic analysis of the Belgian continent)
To learn more about the Daily Bûl:
There is now a museum and publishing house of the same name: www.dailybulandco.be