Man Ray / Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism
by Lynda Roscoe Harigan
Publisher's Description
Bringing together unique and rarely seen photographs, paintings, sculpture and drawings, this exquisite book tells the story of the tumultuous relationship between the artists Man Ray (1890–1976) and Lee Miller (1907–1977). From 1929 to 1932, the two lived together in Paris, first as teacher and student, and later as lovers. Historically, Miller has been described as Man Ray’s muse, but Partners in Surrealism reveals how their brief, mercurial love affair was a key source of mutual and sustained inspiration, resulting in some of the most powerful work of each artist’s career. Featuring a candid and poignant contribution from Antony Penrose, the son of Miller and the English painter Roland Penrose, on the relationship between Man Ray and his parents in later years, this is an extraordinary exploration of the love, lust and desire that drove the art of the Surrealists.

The first book to focus on the relationship between Man Ray and Lee Miller, a volatile love affair that helped shape the course of modern art

Presents rarely seen work by these two major Surrealists, as well as that of other renowned artists in their circle, such as Picasso, Roland Penrose, Dora Maar and Alexander Calder

Published in association with the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
ISBN: 1858945577
Publisher: Merrell Publishers
Hardcover : 160 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 9.6 x 10.9 x 0 inches
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