Antony Penrose in conversation
Memories of Picasso
Art After Hours, Celebrity talk
Antony Penrose, author of The boy who bit Picasso, will discuss his childhood memories of Pablo Picasso and read an excerpt from his book.
Antony Penrose is the son of the photographer Lee Miller and the painter and writer Roland Penrose. The boy who bit Picasso is a delightful children’s book that recounts his childhood friendship with the great artist. Vividly recalled is the pair’s shared love of animals, enthusiasm for games and evident joy in art, as well as the many happy hours spent on Tony’s farm in England and in Picasso’s own cluttered houses and studios in France. Some sixty-five illustrations accompany the text, including a plethora of Picasso’s artworks, plus evocative archive photography by Lee Miller. Antony Penrose is also the author of two collections of his mother’s photography, Lee Miller’s War and The Lives of Lee Miller.
The talk will be followed by a book signing in the Gallery Shop.
Wednesday 29 February 2012, 4.30pm
Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Related exhibition: Picasso: masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso
Image: Picasso and Antony Penrose, Farley Farm House, England 1950 by Lee Miller © Lee Miller Archives, England 2012. All rights reserved
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