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Surrealist game of questions and answers 2



Authors Benjamin Péret, Marcelle Ferry, André Breton, non identifié, Yves Tanguy
Person cited Victor Brauner


Surrealist game of questions and answers (17 December, 1933), part of which would be published in the magazine Documents 34, under the title ‘Le dialogue en 1934’. Breton's archives contain several sheets from this session, the most interesting results of which, in Breton's opinion, were published in Brussels in the issue of the journal Documents 34, Intervention surréaliste, edited by E.L.T. Mesens, under the title ‘Le dialogue en 1934’. Péret and Tanguy are present together with Breton, and others too, though less easy to identify. [Atelier André Breton website, 2005] Surrealist game of questions and answers, December 1933. - 5 pages in-16 oblong on blue paper handwritten in black and blue ink and black pencil by Breton, Péret, Tanguy and another participant. Questions and answers follow one another in groups of three: "1 - What is a blank sheet? It is a glass slipper." "2 - What is nothing? It is a formidable spell." "3 - What is hate? It is a ghost ship" [Auction Catalogue, 2003] Jean-Paul Morel speaks of a "a game of questions and answers, which followed a visit to the flea market by André Breton and Alberto Giacometti, published as a postscript to an article entitled ‘Équation de l'objet trouvé’ [Equation of the found object] in the magazine Documents 34, Brussels, special number, Interventions surréalistes, June 1934 ". (Mélusine) [Atelier André Breton website, 2013] The issue of Documents 34 entitled ‘Surrealist Interventions’ has been republished and is available at the Wallonie-Bruxelles bookshop in Paris. [Atelier André Breton website, 2021]


- « Le dialogue en 1934 » dans Documents 34, n° spécial Intervention surréaliste, n°1, Bruxelles, juin 1934, post-scriptum à « Équation de l'objet trouvé », p. 24-25.

Creation date17-déc.-33
Bibliographical materialMS, blue ink, black ink, black pencil - 5 pages in-16, oblong.
Number of pages5 p.
Breton Auction, 2003Lot 2168
Set[Jeux surréalistes] Jeu des questions-réponses, [Jeux surréalistes] enveloppe Jeux surréalistes
ExhibitionAlberto Giacometti - André Breton, Amitiés surréalistes
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