sir real

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sir real

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#art/#history: he may be the father of surrealism, one of the founders of the bureau of surrealist research & the author of the first 'surrealist manifesto', but andre breton (who was born #otd in 1896 was rather a lucid dude. an atheist, when he wasn't coaxing dreams from the public or canoodling with salvador dali, leon trotsky (okay, just once) & paul eluard, andre was busy protesting french imperialism & disapproving of the algerian war. so opposed was he that he signed the 'manfesto of the 121'. up until the end of the second world war, daddy andre had felt politically inclined toward communism. it was as the post-war years pushed into the 1950s that he passionately embraced anarchism & he stayed in its arms until he died in 1966, aged 70. never let it be said that ageing inevitably leads to centrism.

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