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Lee Miller & Picasso

10 September to 08 January 2023

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

This autumn, a new exhibition at Newlands House in Petworth, West Sussex will unravel and chronicle the extraordinary life of Vogue model turned war correspondent Lee Miller, a pioneer in Surrealist art, fashion and photojournalism.

Opening on 10th September 2022 to 8th January 2023, the exhibition will focus on the artist’s relationship with Picasso and moments lived together, captured by Miller before and during the Second World War, the aftermath and beyond. The exhibition will also tell the unlikely story of Picasso’s accidental discovery of Sussex, where Lee Miller would eventually reside with her family.

 

Lee Miller & Picasso
Opens 10th September, 2022

Buy tickets for Newlands House Gallery


Picasso and Lee Miller in his studio, Liberation of Paris, Rue des Grands Augustins, Paris, France 1944 by Lee Miller © Lee Miller Archives, England 2022. All rights reserved. www.leemiller.co.uk

 

Lee Miller & Picasso
Opens 10th September, 2022

Buy tickets for Newlands House Gallery


Curator of Lee Miller & Picasso and Artistic Director at Newlands House, Maya Binkin comments:

Lee’s charisma and energy is something we wanted to portray in this exhibition, she achieved so much in her life in a time where women were limited in terms of what they could do. She was fearless and inspired all who met her. Lee was a remarkable woman who suffered greatly but lived her life by her own rules. We hope that with this new exhibition the public will have a chance to explore her world in a way that feels real, tangible and on a human level.

Nicola Jones, CEO, Newlands House adds:

“We are delighted to display in our gallery the works of Lee Miller, a female icon and an exceptional Surrealist artist whose contribution to photography and art remains less widely known than it should. Many of the works which will be exhibited at Newlands House were tucked away in Miller’s loft for several decades and discovered only in recent years by the wife of her son, Antony Penrose. We will be exploring the artist’s personal life stories, through her photography as well as in-person talks with her descendants and contemporary artists, who will allow us all to understand the many facets of Lee Miller’s incredible life.”

In the intimacy of a converted Georgian townhouse, Newlands House sits at the centre of Sussex’s burgeoning cultural scene, spanning museums, art centres, festivals, vineyards, nature trails and stately homes. Since opening in March 2020 with a tribute to Helmut Newton, the gallery has exhibited the work of some of the world’s greatest artists from the 20th and 21st centuries, including Ron Arad, Joan Miró, Sean Scully, Liliane Tomasko, Julian Opie and Frank Auerbach.

 

Lee Miller & Picasso
Opens 10th September, 2022

Buy tickets for Newlands House Gallery


General Admission (16 years and over): £14.50

Child Admission, under 10 years is free. 10 years to 16 years: £7.25

NHS  Staff £7.25 (ID required)

Students  £7.25 (ID required)

Family ticket: (2 Adults + 2 Children): £30.00

Art Pass £90.00 (free entry for the card member plus one guest for a year and 10% off at the HG Café. Art Pass Holders are also invited to our Private Views and other exclusive events. Buy yours here.)


All Images: © Lee Miller Archives, England 2022. All rights reserved. www.leemiller.co.uk      
Picasso in his studio, Liberation of Paris, Rue des Grands Augustins, Paris, France 1944 by Lee Miller (5925-478) © Lee Miller Archives, England 2022. All rights reserved. www.leemiller.co.uk
3. Self portrait, [white bowed dress], Lee Miller Studios, Inc., New York, USA 1932 by Lee Miller(Media 1829) © Lee Miller Archives, England 2022. All rights reserved. www.leemiller.co.uk
Picasso by the sign post, Chiddingly, East Sussex, England 1950 by Lee Miller (LM133-22) © Lee Miller Archives, England 2022. All rights reserved. www.leemiller.co.uk