On June 11, 1936 The International Surrealist Exhibition opened in London. The exhibit, which ran until July 4 of the same year, was attended by approximately 2,000 people /day. 390 paintings, sculptures, and drawings were displayed by 58 artists from 14 countries.
A series of lectures were also offered during the course of the show, the most famous being the one in which Salvador Dalí nearly suffocated in a deep sea diving suit.
This image appears on the cover of the September 1936 issue of the Surrealist Bulletin, showing the opening performance by Sheila Legge in Trafalgar Square wearing a white wedding dress and her head completely obscured by a flower arrangement.