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UK £24.95
US $39.95
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Hardback
160 pages
100 illustrations
26 x 22.5 cm (10.25 x 8.75 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4557-6
Man Ray | Lee Miller
Partners in Surrealism

Phillip Prodger, with Lynda Roscoe Hartigan and Antony Penrose

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

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Author Profiles

Lynda Roscoe Hartigan is Chief Curator at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.

Antony Penrose is Director of the Lee Miller Archives and the Penrose Collection.

Phillip Prodger is Curator of Photography at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.

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Rights available: French, German

Reviews

A brilliant exploration of how two individuals, through mutual inspiration, helped shift the parameters of modern art and photography. 5*

Amateur Photographer

A handsome, large-format coffee-table book with a useful text that increases our appreciation for both artists and the way they affected each other … The text is excellent, providing an understanding of some unforgettable images

The Dispatch

Sumptuous

Sussex Life

An intimate insight into the lives of two of surrealism's greatest artists

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Exhibition: Peabody Essex

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Broadcast: NPR

Click on the link below to listen to the Weekend Edition Saturday radio programme aired on 20 August 2011:

 

 Much More Than a Muse: Lee Miller and Man Ray

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