International Surrealism exhibition of 1947 known as Le Surrealisme en 1947 or Please Touch Held July - August at the Gallerie Maeght in Paris. Organized by Marcel Duchamp and Andre Breton Part of the exhibition was designed by Frederick Kiesler and composed of a complex labyrinth of orchestrated rooms. Duchamp collaborated with Italian-born painter Enrico Donati on the design and production of the catalogue cover. The limited edition catalogue 'Priere de toucher''.
The Catalogue contains original artwork by: Jean Arp Hans Bellmer Victor Brauner Serge Brignoni Alexander Calder Bruno Capacci Elizabeth van Damme Julio de Diego Enrico Donati Max Ernst David Hare Jacques Herold Marcel Jean Jacqueline Lamba Wifredo Lam Maria Martins Roberto Matta Joan Miro Man Ray Kay Sage Yves Tanguy. Dorothea Tanning; Toyen Text was by Sarane Alexandrian, Alquie, Jean Arp, Georges Bataille, Hans Bellmer, Bonnefoy, Bousquet, Victor Brauner, Andre Breton, Brun, Jacques Brunius, Calas, Cesaire, Demarne, Ferry, Frederique, Gracq, Heisler, Henein, Jacques Herold, Marcel Jean, Frederick Kiesler, Kober, Lebel, Mabille, Malespine, Mezei, Lee Miller, Monnerot, Maurice Nadeau, Pastoureau, Benjamin Peret, No Seigle, Tarnaud and from British and Rumanian surrealist groups. Also exhibited: Eileen Agar Braulio Arenas? Maurice Baskine? Emmy Bridgwater David Hare Gerome Kamrowsky? Conroy Maddox Emile Malespine? Etienne Martin Isamu Noguchi? No Seigle Isabelle Waldberg A year after the conclusion of the exhibition the Galerie Maeght was informed that a copy of the catalogue, which was posted to Geneva, had been seized by the Procureur General of the Confederation, not because of its contents but because its cover was found to be immoral. See Exhibitions. See Timeline