[1896 - 1963] Romanian and French avant-garde poet, essayist and performance artist.

When everything we call art has become thoroughly arthritic, a photographer… invented a force that surpassed in importance all the constellations intended for our visual pleasure… It is a spiral of water in the tragic gleam of a revolver, an egg, a glistening arc or the floodgate of reason, a keen ear attuned to a mineral hiss, or a turbine of algebraic formulas? - Tristan Tzara , 1000 Photo Icons by Anthony Bannon (Foreword), George Eastman House , ISBN: 3822820970 , Page: 532