Exquisite Corpse Story

Exquisite Corpse – #1 Evolution

"Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau”

In the 1920s a game gained popularity in artistic circles when it was adopted as a technique by artists of the Surrealist movement.

Each player would take turns drawing on a sheet of paper, folding it to conceal their contribution, and then passing it to the next player to continue the drawing. The game was called Cadavre Exquis. Exquisite Corpse.

“From the off we got on great and soon touched on possibilities of dropping something together. Literally the next day I was playing a drawing game with my daughter which gave me the idea for a digital version of the same game. Waxbones sprung to mind as the perfect artist to play and embraced it straight away! We set some rough guidelines a colour palette and a theme of “Evolution” and the game of pass the art began! Cal started the first pass only providing me with connecting paths onto my art board from his first piece and I returned the same to him after Id done my first piece. There was a little tidying to be done at the end but in general all 4 works fitted brilliantly!”


100 years later, Waxbones and SicoCreative have resurrected the Exquisite Corpse and evolved it for a digital age. Setting the theme of Evolution and passing only artboards with connecting points to each other, neither of them knew what the other had drawn until the end.

"Waxbones and I started to talk after I snapped up the first addition of his genesis piece on knownorigin after digging his work for a while.”

Sico Creative

"The whole process was so much fun! The anticipation and not knowing what Cal was thinking or producing just spared on my creativity. We didn’t have a clue how it was going to turn out. Watch the space for more Exquisite Corpse games!"

Sico Creative

A mix of styles and ideas, ‘Evolution' is the first ever NFT Exquisite Corpse game.

4 no-look passes.

4 unique pieces.

1 edition.

Thursday 1st April 2021. 12:00 UTC. Exclusive on KnownOrigin