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Lee, who caught me in her cup of gold, Roland.
May 21, 2013 3:23 AM   Subscribe

A few handwritten pages with poems and photographs from The road is wider than long
During July and August 1938, as Europe prepared for war, Roland Penrose and Lee Miller (slideshow) drove from Greece through the Balkans.
This was his record of the journey and declaration of love for her.
LEAVE YOUR TONGUE STUCK TO THE BARK
This will avoid all danger
of not meeting next year.

(Previous Lee Miller).
posted by adamvasco (7 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Lovely.

I'm no prude, but my employer's standards are not my own. Could someone please add a NSFW tag? I'm pretty sure I got away with clicking on this but others might not be so fortunate.
posted by Infinity_8 at 5:43 AM on May 21, 2013


Christ, I read that as "Roger Penrose" and I was all, WHAT THE FUCK!!!
posted by the quidnunc kid at 5:56 AM on May 21, 2013


There's an exhibition right now at the National Portrait Gallery in London of Man Ray photographs. Lee Miller was Man Ray's lover and collaborator. In fact, the banners advertising the exhibit feature Lee prominently.

I also want to plug Farley Farm House. It is the home where Lee and Roland lived and many famous surrealists visited. It is run by their son Antony Penrose who is a charming person. He runs many of the tours of the house himself.

Christ, I read that as "Roger Penrose" and I was all, WHAT THE FUCK!!!

It's the same Penroses. Roger Penrose, the mathematician/physicist, is Roland Penrose's nephew.
posted by vacapinta at 6:00 AM on May 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


vacapinta I would have linked your previous excellent Lee Miller FPP but all the links are now unfortunately dead.
Thank you for linking to Farley farm where Picasso went for Tea, and distinguished guests from the arts and academia had to work for their lunch.
posted by adamvasco at 6:25 AM on May 21, 2013


It's the same Penroses. Roger Penrose, the mathematician/physicist, is Roland Penrose's nephew

WHAT THE FUCK!!!
posted by the quidnunc kid at 11:07 AM on May 21, 2013


You could almost say it's surreal.
posted by adamvasco at 11:27 AM on May 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


The typeography for the cover was designed by Hans Bellmer.
posted by adamvasco at 12:48 PM on May 22, 2013


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