Exhibitions of the Arts Incohérents  

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Negroes Fighting in a Tunnel at Night (1882) by Paul Bilhaud, here shown in the 1887 version appropriated by Alphonse Allais as published in Album primo-avrilesque (April fool-ish Album)
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Negroes Fighting in a Tunnel at Night (1882) by Paul Bilhaud, here shown in the 1887 version appropriated by Alphonse Allais as published in Album primo-avrilesque (April fool-ish Album)
Funeral March for the Obsequies of a Deaf Man (1884), a composition by Alphonse Allais. It consists of nine blank measures and predates comparable works by John Cage ("4′33″") by a considerable margin.
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Funeral March for the Obsequies of a Deaf Man (1884), a composition by Alphonse Allais. It consists of nine blank measures and predates comparable works by John Cage ("4′33″") by a considerable margin.

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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The Incoherents were a short-lived Parisian art collective. They held seven 'Incoherents' exhibitions in Paris, in 1882, 1883, 1884, 1886, 1889[1] among others. There were also exhibitions in the provinces.

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1882

Exposition des Arts Incohérents was an informal exhibition held in Paris on October 1, 1882, in the house of Jules Lévy (rue Antoine-Dubois)[2].

It featured a all black painting by the poet Paul Bilhaud titled Combat de nègres dans un tunnel.

1883

In the second show "Exposition des Arts Incohérents au profit des pauvres de Paris" (1883) Eugène Bataille contributed an 'augmented' Mona Lisa (Mona Lisa Smoking a Pipe).

1884

The 1884 exhibition showed "Récolte de la tomate, sur le bord de la mer Rouge par des Cardinaux apoplectiques" and Les grandes douleurs sont muettes. — Marche funèbre incohérente, both by Alphonse Allais.

See Catalogue illustré de l'exposition des arts incohérents (1884)

1886

Toulouse-Lautrec participated

1889

Toulouse-Lautrec participated

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