January 11, 2010

L'Abbé de l'Abbaye

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  1. Amazing as usual. That final picture of the corpse (I think?) in a shroud is most beatiful.

    Do you know if there is an English collection of at least some of La Revolution Surrealiste? I can only find stuff in individual books, like in Artaud and Desnos collections.
    And on similar matters, I stumbled across an old post where you mentioned putting up some scans of Le Grand Jeu (Daumal, Gilbert-Lecomte, Sima et al) related stuff. Is this still planned?

  2. Fantastic. And in illustration of a defrocked priest Surrealist - surely a sewing maching on an operating table, that. Makes you think of a photo: Benjamin Peret expressing the movement's feelings towards those un-defrocked: http://history-is-made-at-night.blogspot.com/2009/01/benjamin-pret-songs-of-eternal-rebels.html
    And then, Satan in Paris... Most inviting, and even more so if Alexeieff had illustrated it in such deep black, almost Soulages black of these for L'Abbe de L'Abbaye.

  3. Fantastic! thank you! as always stunning finds.