The Fondation Folon staged an exhibition featuring around a hundred works by Roland Topor, whose universe was described by some of his many artist friends.
One of these, of course, was Jean-Michel Folon, with whom Topor worked four-handed on a series of humorous and poetic designs that were the inspiration for this exhibition. The other colleagues featured were Federico Fellini, Fernando Arrabal, Jacques Prévert, Marcel Moreau and Ronald Searle.
Topor’s friends described the fantasy world and fertile imagination of this master of the ambiguous, this poet with his scathing and cynical humour, this profoundly human and generous man who lurked beneath the mockery. Their words depicted Topor as they saw him: a dispeller of nightmares, a psychologist, a fascinating one-man band, an anatomist and a vivisectionist.