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André Breton: The Glass House

The largest exposition devoted to the father of surrealism, André Breton, in many years has just opened at the Musée de Cahors in Southern France and will remain up until December 29. Its centerpiece is a recreation of Breton’s most stunning work of visual art, his famous Paris atelier in the rue Fontaine. Over the years Breton amassed a large, eclectic, and visually stunning collection of objects that resembled a three dimensional example of the automatic writing he championed. Sculptures, masks, and other fetish objects from the Americas, Europe, and the South Pacific; the axle of a Sicilian cart; a crystal ball; decorated skulls; Polynesian fish hooks and bronze beetles—not to mention works by his friends Picasso, Magritte, Matta, Dalí, Picabia, Man Ray, Miró, Frida Kahlo, Max Ernst, and more. These objects, auctioned off and dispersed in 2003, have been brought together by Laurent Guillaut, curator of the Musée de Cahors, and Constance Krebs, editor of the official Breton website. The show will appeal to anyone interested in Breton and surrealism, or in the workspaces that artists and writers—Freud for example—create for themselves.

For more information, visit mairie-cahors.fr.

Category: Exhibition
Musée de Cahors
792 rue Emile Zola,
Cahors, France