Antony Penrose, is a photographer, author, rewilder and Co-director of The Penrose Collection and the Lee Miller Archives at Farleys House & Gallery, his childhood home in Sussex. Antony conserves and shares the extraordinary work of his parents. His father Sir Roland Penrose was a surrealist painter, poet, biographer and a major collector of modern art. His mother, Lee Miller, moved from being in front of the camera as a Vogue super model by today’s standards, to behind it as both a surrealist and highly significant WWII frontline war photographer. Oscar winner, Kate Winslet, will play Lee Miller in the forthcoming film, 'Lee.' Antony talks about biting Picasso, the courage of conviction and we discuss how 'curiosity is the most important thing in the world.' We discuss how surrealism and Lee's WWII war photography championed honesty and truth, however brutal.
Images by permission only: ‘
Antony Penrose, Farleys House, Sussex, England’ by Tony Tree / ‘Dining Room, Farleys House, Sussex, England’ by Tony Tree
Audio edit courtesy of Joey Quan.
Closed Captions are added to all interviews in this series. Read only, text versions of every interview can be found here: www//canartsaveus.com/
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A giant history and story of art, surrealism and WWII frontline photography. A unique story of courage and curiosity that will also be told in the film ’Lee,’ starring Oscar winner Kate Winslet. Antony talks openly about his parents, Lee Miller and Roland Penrose and their remarkable lives.
Tuesday May 10, 2022
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