An Artist Died

Creator: 
Anne Marie Tréal-Bresson
Bernard Tréal
Performer: 
Anne Marie Tréal-Bresson
Bernard Tréal
Witness: 
Jean-Louis Prat
Producer: 
Anne Marie Tréal-Bresson
Bernard Tréal
Occurence: 
Places: 
Starting date: 
03 10 1984
Topology: 
Background: 
as an homage to the artist Martine Doytier who had just committed suicide, intervention during the opening of the exhibition Hommage à Miró at the Fondation Maeght.
Creator: 
Anne Marie Tréal-Bresson
Bernard Tréal
Producer: 
Anne Marie Tréal-Bresson
Bernard Tréal
Performer: 
Anne Marie Tréal-Bresson
Bernard Tréal
Adress: 
623, chemin des Gardettes
Saint-Paul de Vence
France
Description: 
Anne and Bernard Tréal, without the approval of the management of the Fondation Maeght, during the opening of the exhibition Hommage à Miró hand out envelops bearing the words "An artist died" each containing a revolver bullet (maybe caliber 12). This action was made as a tribute to Martine Doytier, an artist, who had just committed suicide with a bullet in her head. Many officials were present, including Jean-Louis Prat, at the time director of the Foundation.

Anne Marie Tréal-Bresson declares:

"We did not even think about asking a permission to Jean Louis Prat, first because he would have said no and secondly because we were so sad because of her disappearance that we did it spontaneously.

"Real performances do without permission…"

The artist goes where he must go and does what he has to do…"