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Pablo Picasso moves from Montmartre to Montparnasse, and just before the start of the Great War other artists and writers will follow. This 'crowd biography' tells their story.

Sue Roe charts the birth of Surrealism in this racy, rackety Paris quartier, abridged in five parts by Katrin Williams:

Pablo Picasso moves to Montparnasse and during the years before the Great War others will follow him to the artist studios, bars and clubs. But who are these men and women exactly? They include Andre Breton, Jean Cocteau, Man Ray and ... Kiki de Montparnasse. And this is their story.

Reader Tracy Ann Oberman

Producer Duncan Minshull.

15 minutes

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Tue 26 Jun 2018 00:30

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