Man Ray and Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism
On View at SFMOMA through October 14,2012. Man Ray and Lee Miller lived together in Paris from 1929 to 1932, first as teacher and student, later as lovers, and finally as collaborators. Man Ray, already an established member of the French avant-garde, was a leading figure of the Surrealist movement— the loose association of artists and writers who rose to prominence after the First World War by making provocative combinations out of ordinary things. Miller, who was just starting her career, sought out Man Ray as a mentor. Although their time together was short, the professional and personal inspiration they shared resulted in some of the most powerful work of each artist’s career.
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