An early practitioner of automatic writing. She represents the "femme-enfant," or
woman-child, whose knowing-but-naive nature was the Surrealist
paradigm. This comes from the steamiest of the many
Surrealist-inspired gallery shows that are up in New York right now—Ubu
Gallery’s “Behind the Surrealist Curtain: Sex, Sensuality, and
Silence.” (It includes many more images that can’t be shown in a
Photographer Unknown, L'Écriture automatique, circa 1925. Ubu Gallery.