1962 Etching Image: 7 5/8 x 6 1/16 in.; paper: 12 x 9 7/8 in.
First of nine etchings for Personne (Nobody), with text by Lena Leclerq. Printed and published by Éditions Georges Visat, Paris. The prints are bound and all except the last are sliced into thirds horizontally, creating a changing cadavre exquis when the portions of the pages are turned. See an interactive animation of the complete book.
In her own words...
From early childhood I remembered cloth books cut into three parts laterally, thus permitting a great number of combinations that gave wonderfully improbable images. Personne (Nobody) is a grown-up's fantasy. But the real bibliophiles (dead-serious collectors of these books) were outraged: “Cutting across the etching!” And bought only the examples “with suite” (the same etchings, pulled on Japan paper and uncut). There are nine etchings, a group of one-person “exquisite corpses” that form 729 images, believe it or not.
–from Dorothea Tanning: Hail Delirium! A Catalogue Raisonné of the Artist’s Illustrated Books and Prints, 1942-1991, New York: The New York Public Library, 1992, p. 92.