Eleanor Macnair: Surrealists rendered in Play-Doh

Elephant West, 62 Wood Lane, London
Eleanor Macnair: Surrealists rendered in Play-Doh image
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This event ended on Sunday 12th of January 2020



Elephant West, 62 Wood Lane, London

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When the first photobooth opened for business at Luna Park in Paris in the late 1920s, André Breton, the “father of the Surrealism” and his circle were among its most enraptured users and returned frequently to make automatic self-portraits – normal human beings joining in with the latest social craze. Their black-and-white photobooth portraits have survived to the present day and Eleanor Macnair has rendered nine of these early twentieth-century selfies in her own disposable material of choice: Play-Doh. The walls of Elephant West will come alive with Play Doh self-portraits of Salvador Dali, Suzanne Muzard, Paul Eluard, and Louis Aragon, amongst others. A schedule of hands on family-friendly workshops and events will accompany the series.


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