Jean Benoît  

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Jean Benoît (1922 - 2010) is a Canadian artist best-known for his surrealist sculptures. Many of his works include demonic figures, brutal sexual images, exaggerated phalluses, and so on.

He was born in Quebec, Canada, and studied art at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Montréal, where he met Mimi Parent, whom he married in 1948. He met André Breton in 1959, and joined the Surrealist group that same year. In 1959, he also performed Exécution Du Testament Du Marquis De Sade, for which he made costumes.

Many of his works include demonic figures, brutal sexual images, exaggerated phalluses, and so on.



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