Breton, Andre

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Breton, Andre



Autograph letter signed



Autograph letter signed, one page, 8,25 x 10,5 inch, `La Revolution Surrealiste`* letterhead, 2.02.1929, in French, to an unnamed gentleman - Breton confirms the receipt of three checks, written and signed in black ink "Andre Breton", attractivelly mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Breton in a chest-up portrait (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch), with intersecting letter folds, creasing, and a few small tears to the edges have been professionally repaired - in nearly fine condition. "Cher monsieur, j'ai grand plaisir à vous accuser réception des trois cheques que vous m`avez fait parvenir, 3000 francs puis 30.000 francs, et je n`ai attendu pour le faire que d`être à peu trés guéri d`une longue grippe. Je vous remercie vivement et vous prie de croire à mes sentiments trés dévoués. Andre Breton [List of the invoice]" Translated: "Dear Sir, I take great pleasure in acknowledging receipt of the three checks that you sent me, 3000 francs then 30,000 francs, and I only waited to do so to be very little cured of a long flu. Thank you very much and believe in my very devoted feelings. Andre Breton [List of the invoice]" *Two Surrealist Manifestos were issued by the Surrealist movement, in 1924 and 1929. They were both written by Andre Breton, who also drafted a third Surrealist manifesto which was never issued. In 1930 Breton asked Surrealists to assess their `degree of moral competence`, and along with other theoretical refinements issued the Second manifeste du surrealisme. The manifesto excommunicated Surrealists reluctant to commit to collective action: Baron, Desnos, Boiffard, Michel Leiris, Raymond Queneau, Jacques Prevert and Andre Masson. A priere d`inserer (printed insert) published with the Manifesto`s release was signed by those Surrealists who remained loyal to Breton and who have decided to participate in a new publication titled Surrealism at the Service of the Revolution. Participants, and thus loyal Surrealists, included Maxime Alexander, Louis Aragon, Joe Bousquet, Luis Bunuel, Rene Char, Rene Crevel, Salvador Dali, Paul Eluard, Max Ernst, Marcel Fourrier, Camille Goemans, Paul Nouge, Benjamin Peret, Francis Ponge, Marco Ristitch, Georges Sadoul, Yves Tanguy, Andre Thirion, Tristan Tzara and Albert Valentin.

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SKU 6031022
Profession French writer, poet, and anti-fascist - he is known best as the founder of Surrealism. His writings include the first Surrealist Manifesto (Manifeste du surrealisme) of 1924
Year of birth 1896
year of death 1966
Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm) 8,25 x 10,5 (altogether 16,5 x 11,75 inch)
Condition fine
Type of Autograph letters