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Preparation of Altar IV

Jeanne Sabrenas



Authors Hans Bellmer, André Breton
People cited Jean Brun, Julius Carlebach, Aimé Maeght, Eva Philippe, Benjamin Péret


Folder for the preparation of one of the twelve altars planned for the exhibition Le Surréalisme en 1947. From the sign of Cancer and associated with the carbuncle, Jeanne Sabrenas is among the creatures revered by the organizers of the International Exhibition of Surrealism in 1947, who dedicated an altar to her. She appears to be associated, closely or remotely, with the doll made by Hans Bellmer, who here collaborates with Breton in this cult’s development and a letter from whom is included in the file. Péret, never short of ideas as far as dietetics is concerned, proposes feeding Jeanne Sabrenas with a large bone which has a fragment of Detaille’s painting Le Rêve [The Dream) on it. [Atelier André Breton website, 2005] Folder titled by André Breton of one of the 12 altars of the surrealist exhibition at the Maeght Gallery in 1947 (the whole under a ribboned folder titled by André Breton). IV. Jeanne Sabrenas, handwritten text by Breton. Autograph letter signed by Hans Bellmer to Breton concerning the Surrealist Exhibition (2 pages in-4° with an envelope). "Would you like me to take care of one of the altars? I have a lot of doll parts here in Carcassonne: from these, I would be able to adapt to the subject of Jeanne Sabrenas, which will certainly allow me to develop sufficiently general apects (the experimental little girl for example) [of the] irrationalisation of the body’s physical alphabet." [Auction Catalogue, 2003]
Creation date17/02/1947

Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Centre Pompidou, Paris : BRET 1.15

Number of pages1 p.
Breton Auction, 2003Lot 2282
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Set[Exhibitions] 1947, Exposition Maeght 1947
Exhibition1947, Le Surréalisme en 1947
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Hans Bellmer


Lettre de Hans Bellmer à André Breton datée du 17 février 1947.

Trois images, une notice descriptive, une bibliothèque, une œuvre associée.

[Correspondance] Lettres de Hans Bellmer, [Exhibitions] 1947, Exposition Maeght 1947