The Surrealist Spirit in Britain

1988

Whitford and Hughes. £12.00

 

"Do not judge this movement kindly. It is not just an amusing stunt. It is defiant - the desperate act of men too profoundly convinced of the rottenness of our civilisation to want to save a shred of its respectability." 

Sir Herbert (1893-1968)
International Surrealist Exhibition Catalogue

Overall, the success of organised surrealism cannot be taken as the only measure of the movement's importance in Britain. This exhibition clearly shows that the spirit of surrealism was strong, widespread and massively influential.

Louisa Buck