Man Ray work joins Lee Miller tribute
April 23, 2007
Work by Man Ray will be included in a major photo tribute to his lover, Lee Miller, at London?s V&A museum later this year.
Never-before-published work by Lee Miller ? who was born 100 years ago today – will go on show at London?s V&A museum in the autumn.
The exhibition will include studies of Lee Miller by fellow photography legends, Man Ray and Edward Steichen.
?The Art of Lee Miller will bring together the greatest images of and by Lee Miller and will feature works never before exhibited or published, including satirical drawings and some of the most disturbing photographs ever taken,? said the V&A in a statement issued to the UK press today (23 April 2007).
?It will also explore Lee Miller?s other talents as model, Surrealist muse and journalist, charting her unconventional and eventful life.?
Miller?s images of Charlie Chaplin and Picasso will be displayed alongside her travel, fashion, advertising and documentary work.
These include her photojournalism from the Second World War when she worked as a freelance war correspondent for Vogue magazine.
?Lee Miller?s life has been described as a jigsaw puzzle,? said the show?s curator Mark Haworth-Booth. ?Now 100 years after her birth this exhibition finally weaves together her many arts and tells the tale of one of the 20th century?s most creative women.?
Miller was born in New York. She died in Sussex, England in 1977.
Sponsored by Olympus the show will run at the V&A from 15 September (until 6 January 2008).
Entry will cost £6 for adults (£4 for concessions). Tel: 0870 906 3883.
Picture credit: Lee Miller Archives, England
The above image is a 1932 self-portrait of Lee Miller, captured in New York