| CURATED | For our latest curated recommendation, we’re heading north to explore the Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield. Currently on show is ‘Lee Miller and Surrealism in Britain’.
The exhibition shines a light on one of the most pertinent artistic moments in history through the prism of one daring and incredibly talented woman, Lee Miller. Though never particularly mainstream in Britain, the surrealist movement nevertheless shook up the foundations of 20th century British art.
Hired during the war as a freelance war photographer by British Vogue, Miller, armed with her camera and surrealist eye, gave us an unprecedented insight into Hitler’s secret apartments and gathered footage of some of the most distressing monstrosities of WW2.
The show presents us with some of Miller’s most captivating photographs. It also concentrates on collaborations with artists she knew and admired at the height of her career. So, dive in and be carried away by a surrealist stream of artists such as Eileen Agar, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, René Magritte and Henry Moore - some of whom were Miller’s closest friends.
On Until: October 2018
Image: LEE MILLER WITH DAVID E. SCHERMAN/©LEE MILLER ARCHIVES