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The International Surrealist Exhibition was held from June 11 to 4 July 1936 at the New Burlington Galleries in London, England. It was co-organized by the British Surrealist Group.

The exhibition was organised by:

The French organising committee were:

The exhibition was opened in the presence of about two thousand people by André Breton. The average attendance for the whole of the Exhibition was about a thousand people per day.

During the course of the Exhibition, the following lectures were delivered to large audiences:

Dali's lecture was delivered whilst wearing a deep-sea diving suit. Nearly suffocating during the presentation, Dali had to be rescued by the young poet, David Gascoyne, who arrived with a spanner to release him from the diving helmet.

Sources

  • International Surrealist Bulletin, Number 4, September 1936.


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