Leonora Carrington's 100th Birthday Party & Book Launch

Viktor Wynd Takes enormous pleasure in Inviting You to a Party To Celebrate The Great Anglo- Mexican Surrealist’s Artists 100th Birthday, The Launch of The First Complete Edition of Her Short Stories and The Closing of Our Exhibition of Her Paintings, Drawings & Prints


Apr 6th 2017 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, London

11 Mare St, London, E8 4RP



Thursday 6th April from 6pm-11pm

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History,

11 Mare Street, Hackney

RSVP here

With Complimentary Hendrick’s G&T from 6pm- 7pm


The Debutante and Other Stories

by Leonora Carrington

With an Introduction by Sheila Heti and an Afterword by Marina Warner


A debutante frees a hyena from the zoo so that it might take her place at her coming-out ball; an artist paints a portrait of a man’s dead wife, but finds she has painted herself instead; a woman makes love to a boar underneath a mountain of cats; a chicken is roasted with the brains and livers of thrushes, truffles, crushed sweet almonds, rose conserve and drops of divine liqueur; two noble sisters wonder whether anybody can be ‘a person of quality if they wash away their ghosts with common sense’; a psychoanalyst must decide what to do with the gift of a team of Russian rats trained to operate on humans. In this first complete edition of Leonora Carrington’s short stories, written throughout her life from her early years in Surrealist Paris to her late period in Dirty War-era Mexico City, the world is by turns subversive, funny, sly, wise and disarming.