Surreal Spaces

The Life and Art of Leonora Carrington

UK Published by Thames & Hudson: 1 June 2023  £30.00 hardback.                  >>> Buy the book, UK >>>

256pp, c.80 illustrations, 24.0 x 16.5 cm 

US Published by Princeton University Press 22 August 2023 $38.00 hardback.   >>> Buy the book, North America >>>

240pp c.104 illustrations 9.5" x 6.5"

Leonora Carrington (1917–2011) is now considered to be in the vanguard, not only in histories of women artists but also Surrealism. Meanwhile her themes – feminism, ecology, the interconnectedness of everything – have never been so on trend. Challenging the conventions of her time, Carrington abandoned family, society, and England to embrace new experiences and mix with artists in Europe and America, forging her own unique artistic style. Her sense of ‘place’ echoes throughout her work and the many locations that she lived and visited.

In this remarkable book, illustrated with previously unseen photographs and filled with personal anecdotes from the artist, her cousin Joanna Moorhead traces Carrington’s footsteps, vividly exploring the artist’s life and art, loves and friendships, as she takes readers on a journey through pivotal locations across Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the US, and finally, Mexico, where Leonora lived for more than 60 years.

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(c) Joanna Moorhead 2017, 2023, 2024