The Barbican have continued their line-up of summer events with a Lost Luggage Auction, running as part of their Cabinet of Curiosities night.
Visitors were invited to bid on sealed cases and boxes full of mysterious, forgotten items, themed around the Surreal House exhibition, which set the scene for the evening.
The Surreal House, installed by acclaimed architects Carmody Groarke, brings together over 150 works, intimating the relationship that first generation Surrealists such as Dali, Duchamp and Giacometti had with architecture, or more specifically the house, in their collective imaginations.
The auction, hosted by Wellers Auctioneers, started with bids beginning at just a few pounds. The night also included a discussion with Sally O’Reilly who gave a case for and against ‘the curious’ – as well as performances by Rich Wilson and Tim Spooner.