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A photograph by Lee Miller titled 'David E. Scherman, Dressed for War'. © Lee Miller Archives

Lee Miller: an ambassador ambassador of international surrealism in Britain

An exhibition at the Joan Miró Foundation features images by the photographer, together with works by Man Ray, Salvador Dalí and Max Ernst.

On the last day of October, a new exhibition that aims to take visitors back to the Britain of the 1930s and 40s will open at the The Joan Miró Foundation. The main exhibits in Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain, which is co-produced by The Hepworth Wakefield, are images by the photographer Lee Miller, who, despite being born in the United States (Poughkeepsie, New York, 1907), served as an ambassador for the international Surrealist movement in the UK. The exhibition has the financial backing of the BBVA Foundation, and its curator is Eleanor Clayton, with the support of Martina Millà, Teresa Montaner and Sònia Villegas .

Divided into nine chapters, the exhibition brings together paintings, sculptures and photographs by, among others, Man Ray, Paul Nash, Salvador Dalí, Eileen Agar, Max Ernst, Henry Moore and Joan Miró. The latter was in close contact with British surrealism, a relationship that reached its climax in 1964 when Miró starred in an exhibition at the Tate Gallery in London.

Open until 20 January 2019, the exhibition will alos feature guided visits and a number of related activities. One example, scheduled for Tuesday 13 November 13, is the screening of the documentary Lee Miller ou la traversée du miroir by Sylvain Roumette at the Filmoteca de Catalunya. Another is a round table discussion on 21 November focusing on war journalism and based on the work done by Lee Miller for Vogue magazine during the Second World War.

Additional information is available at the following link.

Publication date: Monday, 29 October 2018
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