Lee Miller

Joseph Cornell - New York, 1933

About this artwork

In 1929 Miller travelled to France to work as an assistant to the surrealist artist Man Ray. Three years later, she returned to New York to set up her own photography studio. Many of the photos she took during this time bear the influence of Man Ray in their distinctly surrealist approach. This striking image is of the artist Joseph Cornell. It features the artist in profile, merged into one of his ‘objects’. In 1932 Cornell featured in an exhibition of Surrealism in New York and four years later he was included in the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition ‘Fantastic Art Dada and Surrealism’.

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  • artist:
  • title:
    Joseph Cornell - New York, 1933
  • date created:
    1933
  • materials:
    Black and white photograph (posthumous print)
  • measurements:
    Paper size: 39.50 x 29.80 cm; image size: 30.40 x 25.40 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased with help from the Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland 2007
  • accession number:
    GMA 4982
  • gallery:
    View by Appointment
  • subject:
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Lee Miller

Lee Miller