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Docent Lecture: "Man Ray | Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism," Peggy Gordon

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Man Ray. A l’heure de l’observatoire—les amoureux

Man Ray, À l’heure de l’observatoire—Les amoureux (Observatory Time—The Lovers), 1964, after the original oil painting, ca. 1931. Color photograph. © 2011 Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Photo © The Israel Museum by Avshalom Avital

From 1929 to 1932, Man Ray and Lee Miller—two giants of European Surrealism—lived together in Paris, first as teacher and student, and later as lovers. Their mercurial relationship resulted in some of the most powerful work of each artist’s career and helped shape the course of modern art and photography. Combining rare vintage photographs, paintings, sculpture, and drawings, this exhibition tells the story of the artists’ brief but intense association and reveals the nature of

their creative partnership.

Museum purchase, Dr. Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Fund and American Art Trust Fund  

From 1929 to 1932, Man Ray and Lee Miller—two giants of European Surrealism—lived together in Paris, first as teacher and student, and then as lovers. Their mercurial relationship resulted in some of the most powerful work of each artist’s career and helped shape the course of modern art and photography. Combining rare vintage photographs, paintings, sculpture, and drawings, this exhibition tells the story of the artists’ brief but intense association and reveals the nature of their creative partnership.

 

From 1929 to 1932, Man Ray and Lee Miller—two giants of European Surrealism—lived together in Paris, first as teacher and student, and later as lovers. Their mercurial relationship resulted in some of the most powerful work of each artist’s career and helped shape the course of modern art and photography. Combining rare vintage photographs, paintings, sculpture, and drawings, this exhibition tells the story of the artists’ brief but intense association and reveals the nature of

their creative partnership.

 

Join the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; the Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art; the Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Department of Textile Arts; and a panel of experts for

 

Museum Fakes, Forgeries, and the Quest for Authenticity: A Mini-Symposium

Thursday, February 9, 2012

de Young Museum | Koret Auditorium

10:00 am–12:30 pm

 

$10 for the general public / $5 for museum members 

Yellow Lampshade, 1969

 

Oil on canvas

 

Museum purchase, gift of Nan Tucker McEvoy in memory of her mother, Phyllis de Young Tucker

 

1992.10  

Ticket Information

Lecture is free to the public. Museum admission required.


Contact Information

Rebecca Crump
rcrump@famsf.org