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Photograph - Goodnight Sweetheart

Goodnight Sweetheart

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    UK (made)

  • Date:

    2005 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bailey, Veronica (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Diasec durst lambda print on Fuji crystal archive paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Veronica Bailey

  • Museum number:

    E.162-2009

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

As part of her series Postscript, Veronica Bailey photographed an archive of love letters between artists Lee Miller and Roland Penrose. Each image is titled with a line from the correspondence. Miller wrote this letter to Penrose from her hotel in Athens in the summer of 1938.

Bailey's images emphasise verticality and address the sculptural possibilities of working with paper. In this series, the flexibility of the pages meant that they could be manipulated into more organic, sometimes sensual, shapes.

Physical description

Colour photograph depicting letter written by Lee Miller (Hotel Grand-Bretagne, Athens) to Roland Penrose (21 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London), which was hand delivered on the 1st of July 1938.

Place of Origin

UK (made)

Date

2005 (made)

Artist/maker

Bailey, Veronica (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Diasec durst lambda print on Fuji crystal archive paper

Dimensions

Height: 1720 mm, Length: 760 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Veronica Bailey, 'Goodnight Sweetheart' from the series 'Postscript', 2005. Editioned durst lambda archival print. Photograph depicts letter written by Lee Miller (Hotel Grand-Bretagne, Athens) to Roland Penrose (21 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London), which was hand delivered on the 1st of July 1938.

Labels and date

As part of her series Postscript, Bailey photographed an archive of love letters between artists Lee Miller and Roland Penrose. Each image is titled with a line from the correspondence. Miller travelled as a journalist-photographer throughout the 1930s and 1940s, working for Vogue and other publications. She wrote this letter to Penrose from her hotel in Athens in the summer of 1938. [April 2009-April 2010]

Subjects depicted

Romantic love; Letter

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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