The Surrealists defined Exquisite Corpse as a “game of folded paper which consists in having several people compose a phrase or a drawing collectively, none of the participants having any idea of the nature of the preceding contribution or contributions” (Dictionnaire abrégé du surréalisme, 1938). In this game, artists collaborate in drawing a figure. The first artist begins by drawing a “head” and then conceals the drawing so that only the bottom lines of the drawing are visible. They pass the drawing to the second artist, who draws a “torso,” conceals what they’ve drawn, and passes it back. The first artist finishes the drawing by adding “legs.” The results are unpredictable but often rewarding.
Drawn, carved and printed from original woodcuts by Ursula Minervini and Jonathon Poliszuk. The backs are printed from handset type and ornaments.
Dimensions: 4” x 6” Sold individually or in sets of 6