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La Chevelure de Falmer



Author André Breton


Folder of the preparation for one of the twelve altars planned for the Surrealist Exhibition of 1947.

‘La chevelure de Falmer’ (‘Falmer’s hair’) was dedicated as the second altar of the International Surrealist Exhibition of 1947. While the altar for the Tigre mondain was placed under the sign of Aries, the one for La Chevelure was linked to Taurus, to topaz and to the ‘abysses of fire’… something that was no doubt not straightforward to put in practice. In organising this rite of worship Péret was placed in charge of the food for the imaginary beings: here he proposed ‘a pile of feathers from which emerge large screws’. [Atelier André Breton website, 2005] 


Folder labelled by André Breton of one of the 12 altars in the surrealist exhibition at the Galerie Maeght in 1947 (the whole set in a folder with a ribbon also labelled by André Breton).
II. La Chevelure de Falmer, handwritten text by Breton in red pencil and a telegram from Wifredo Lam addressed to Breton. [Auction catalogue, 2003]

Creation datesd [1947]

Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Centre Pompidou, Paris : BRET 1.13 Fonds André Breton 10592 Boîte de la vente

Number of pages3 p.
Breton Auction, 2003Lot 2282
Keywords, , ,
Set[Exhibitions] 1947, Exposition Maeght 1947
Exhibition1947, Le Surréalisme en 1947
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Telegram from Lam [If possible I'd like to...]

Wifredo Lam


Telegram from Wifredo Lam to André Breton dated Havana the 16th at 11:45 pm.

An image, a descriptive note, a library, an associated work.

[Correspondance] Correspondance avec Wifredo Lam, [Exhibitions] 1947, Exposition Maeght 1947