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Les Jeux de la Popee 1949 
Hand-colored gelatin silver prints

Photography: Hans Bellmer
Poetry: Paul Éluard




Influenced by dolls of the German Renaissance, Hans Bellmer realized his fascinations through life-sized mannequins with moving ball joints. His book Les Jeux de la Popee (The Games of the Dolls) includes original gelatin silver prints, hand-colored by six different Surrealists. The poetry of Paul Éluard, first husband of Gala known better as the wife of Salvador Dali, accompany the photographs.