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The International Surrealist Exhibition – London, 11 June to 4 July 1936

On 11 June 1936, the International Surrealist Exhibition opened at the New Burlington Galleries in London.

Althought it’s a cliche, the International Surrealist Exhibition was very much a surreal event.

To give you a feel for how the concept of surrealism was received in England in the 1930s, here are two newspaper reports about the exhibition.

historical newspaper report about The International Surrealist Exhibition

Gloucestershire Echo – Friday 12 June 1936

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000320/19360612/043/0004

historical newspaper report about The International Surrealist Exhibition

Nottingham Evening Post – Thursday 11 June 1936

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000321/19360611/027/0008

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