Paris was really lively and open and it was very easy to meet people, and I talked about the jigsaw puzzle work a lot, but I never told [André] Breton about them. I was much too shy. I didn’t tell any of those guys about my jigsaws. You know, frankly, very few people paid any attention to what I was doing at that time. I was a) young, and b) a woman.
On 26 September 2018 I visited the artist Liliane Lijn in her studio in north London. The purpose of the visit was to interview Liliane about some enigmatic and tantalising lost early works that she made in Paris between November 1958 and March 1959.
Images courtesy Liliane Lijn and Rodeo Gallery. © Liliane Lijn
Liliane Lijn’s Spotlight display at Tate Britain runs until 28 April 2019