Dubuffet and Queneau were schoolfriends, both remaining close for the rest of their lives (Miller photographed them). Arland and Crevel were all met on military service: Vitrac and Crevel introduced him to Breton. Leiris, Masson (a lifelong friend, met in 1922) and Queneau all worked with him on Bataille’s ‘Documents.’ He visited Braque in Normandy and went to Cuba with Leiris. Dubuffet, critically for his career, was introduced by Limbour to Paulhan, and painted him as a crustacean. When he died accidentally, swimming, Masson said he’d been killed by the two forces he venerated most in the world: the sea and the sun.