Animal Fury (Masters of Faits Divers – Painting III)

“Le Petit Journal” was the origin and the leading example of the faits divers press. “Somewhat analogous to a surrealist writing game, fait-divers reportage was an impersonal form of literary production that owed everything to the coincidental arrangement of its sentence elements.” (Robin Walz, Pulp Surrealism) The cover illustrators of” Le Petit Journal” created congenial pictorial equivalents to this incoherent literary scheme.

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