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Opening of Te Papa's Surrealist Exhibition

Dame Patsy formally opened Te Papa's magnificent exhibition of surrealist art from Rotterdam's Museum  Boijmans Van Beuningen. The 180 works include sculpture, film, paintings, drawings, books, and decorative arts by leading surrealists, including Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Luis Bunuel, Rene Magritte and Leonora Carrington. The last significant Surrealist exhibition in New Zealand was in 1970. It is the first time the works in the current exhibition have been shown here.

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The official party with Salvador Dali's Sofa

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