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Breton's handwritten notes brought together on 13 January 1953 concerning the circumstances of J. Heisler's death.

In January 1953; these notes thrown confusedly on the paper constitute a frenzied record, in which the attentive reader will note traces of a rather violent atmosphere surrounding the names of Hantai, Heisler, and Toyen, with some inexplicable behaviour and chairs being thrown.
The alternation of inks suggests a ‘text’ taken up and resumed, with more clearly written calmer areas, and more difficult to understand shorthand passages. [Atelier André Breton website, 2005]

Handwritten manuscript, 13 January 1953.
- 3 pages in-4°, one page of a text entitled ‘Heisler’, handwritten in black ink on the reverse side of a letterhead of the ‘À l'Étoile scellée’ gallery in which Breton recounts the circumstances of Jindrich Heisler's death and notes what happened at at this gallery. [sale catalogue, 2003]

*This entry was translated from the French by Michael Richardson.

Creation date13-janv.-53
Bibliographical material

1 page in-4° in black ink and blue pencil.

Number of pages1 p.
Breton Auction, 2003Lot 2361
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CategoriesArchives, Archival Documents, Manuscripts, Andre Breton's Manuscripts
Set[AB's Manuscripts] Miscellaneous Manuscripts
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