On 12 December 1972, Marie-Hélene de Rothschild held the Sürealist Ball at Ferriéres. Guests were asked to have their heads braided with surreal images and come in long dresses. The invitations were made from the inverted shape of the blue and cloudy sky, and to read it, Magritte had to hold the effective card in the mirror. The castle where the balloon was made was equipped with the orange light to give the appearance of being in flames. The guests were entering the ball from a labyrinth resembling Hell. They were waiting for servants in cat costumes on the entrance stairs. The guests, rescued from the maze by the cat, were greeted by their hostess, Marie, who wore a giant head of diamonds on her head at the door of the hall. In the surreal literature and art scene of the period, Marie’s parties had gained fame. There were those who said he would commit suicide if he wasn’t invited.
1972 Surrealistic occult party ✪