The Lee Miller exhibition at the SF Museum of Modern Art, which was due to open July 1, has opened early, and I toured it today. Beautiful stuff, with material from her career as a mid-1920s fashion model through her work in Europe and Egypt in the 1930s, her wartime work in the 1940s, and her postwar slowdown.
Overheard at the exhibit:
One woman to another:
“I never hear of something… and then it’s everywhere.”
A couple standing before a Miller portrait of her mentor and lover Man Ray (pictured above, though not the picture they were looking at):
Her: “He was no cutie.”
Him: “Well, that’s why you become an artist.”
The exhibit remains through Sept. 14.