events calendar: Man Ray | Lee Miller, Partners in SurrealismExploration of the creative interaction between Man Ray and Lee Miller
San Francisco, CA:
Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco, CA 94118 → Google™ Maps
Saturday July 14, 2012 - Sunday October 14, 2012
From 1929 to 1932, Man Ray and Lee Miller lived together in Paris, first as teacher and student, and later as lovers. Their mercurial relationship resulted in some of the most powerful works of each artist’s career, and helped shape the course of modern art. The two artists inspired each other equally, collaborating on several projects. Though they lived together for only three years, the exhibition examines the lingering effect each had on the other’s art. Connecting photography with other media, the exhibition reveals how the Surrealists combined imagery in unexpected ways, creating extraordinary feats of imagination.
Man Ray|Lee Miller, Partners in Surrealism is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.
Pictured L: Lee Miller, Portrait of Man Ray, 1931. Lee Miller Archives. M: Lee Miller, Exploding Hand, c. 1930. Lee Miller Archives, England. R: Lee Miller, Self Portrait, variant on Lee Miller par Lee Miller, c.1930. Lee Miller Archives. All images © Lee Miller Archives, England 2011. All rights reserved.