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The Return of the Cadavre Exquis

Main Gallery Jul 9–Sep 6, 1994

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The Return of the Cadavre Exquis
Jul 9–Sep 6, 1994

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The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, 1994
The Return of the Cadavre Exquis, 1994, Installation view, Santa Monica Museum of Art

This presentation of collaborative drawings by internationally known and emerging contemporary artists was based on the Surrealist parlor game cadavre exquis, in which several artists participate in creating a single drawing. Completed in serial fashion, with each part folded to obscure the previous artist’s rendering, these drawings contain surprises and revelations that arise from the artists’ different styles and working processes. Organized by The Drawing Center in New York City, this project and exhibition presented collaborative drawings by two hundred artists living around the world and working in a variety of media, including Ida Applebroog, George Baselitz, Chuck Close, Karen Finley, Jenny Holzer, Matt Mullican, Betye Saar, Jim Shaw, Art Spiegelman, and Megan Williams.