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Lee Miller Photographs

29 May - 12 September 2010
Field and Fork at Pallant House Gallery

In 1937, after the opening of Max Ernst's exhibition at the Mayor Gallery, London, forty-six year old Max Ernst and nineteen year old Leonora Carrington fell in love over dinner at the house of Ernö and Ursula Goldfinger. They escaped the disapproval and anger of Leonora's father by joining Roland Penrose and Lee Miller for a holiday in Cornwall. The crème de la crème of the Surrealist world were there at the same time; May Ray, Paul and Nush Éluard, Henry and Erena Moore, Eileen Agar and Joseph Bard and many others. Lee Miller's photographs of that holiday were later followed by the photographs of Max Ernst and Leonora Carrington in their house at Saint-Martin d'Ardèche in the South of France.

Digital prints of photographs taken by Lee Miller on those occasions will be on show at Field and Fork at Pallant House Gallery and will be for sale from the gallery bookshop.