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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.

Gloucestershire Echo – Friday 12 June 1936

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

Nottingham Evening Post – Thursday 11 June 1936

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

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

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