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Surrealism hits the streets in Mexico City

May 9, 2008 |  8:38 am

Surrealist painter and sculptor Leonora Carrington is probably one of Britain's most famous art exports. She has lived in Mexico since escaping the Nazis during World War II. Correspondent Reed Johnson writes:

"Phantoms come, phantoms go. They swirl around Leonora Carrington, a tiny woman of 91 with a tart intellect and a posh British accent, as she sips Earl Grey tea at her kitchen table. They rise like black vapors from the pavement of Avenue Reforma in the Mexican capital, where a menagerie of Carrington's nightmarishly enigmatic sculptures startle pedestrians and spook passing cars."

Click here to read the full story, and if you can't make it to the exhibition, here's a video report from the streets of Mexico City.

-- Deborah Bonello in Mexico City