Loan to the exhibition Lee Miller and Surrealism is Britain
The Hyman Collection is pleased to lend an extremely rare vintage photograph by Paul Nash to the exhibition Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain at Hepworth Wakefield. This is the first exhibition to explore Miller's involvement with the surrealist circles in Britain in the late 1930s.
The show focuses on the creative collaborations with the artists Miller knew, photographed, and exhibited alongside, during a time when Britain was recognised as a 'Surrealist centrepaintings, photographs, collages and works on paper by artists Eileen Agar, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, René Magritte and Henry Moore also feature in the exhibition.
The exhibition also highlights Miller and her later-husband, Roland Penrose's attempts to bring together Surrealist artists, including the 1936 International Surrealism Exhibition in London and the 1937 'Surrealist Invasion' of Cornwall, where artists such as Nusch Éluard, Leonora Carrington and ELT Mesens came together to share a creative retreat, which Miller and Man Ray documented through photography.
The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, published by Lund Humphries. This is the first book to consider the photography of Lee Miller in relation to the British Surrealists and alongside artworks by noted European Surrealists such as Max Ernst and E.L.T Mesens.
This exhibition is organised by The Hepworth Wakefield in association with the Fundació Joan Miró. An expanded version of the exhibition will be presented in Barcelona from 31 October 2018 to 20 January 2019 sponsored by the BBVA Foundation