Untitled [Exploding Hand]

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Title Untitled [Exploding Hand]
Artist Lee Miller
Year Circa 1931
Location Guerlain Parfumarie
Town/City Paris
Country France
Format Vintage
Description A woman's hand appears to have exploded in a cloud of smoke. But look closer and the 'smoke' is revealed to be scratches on the glass door from the diamond rings of the parfumerie's customers. The curator Mark Haworth-Booth believes that with this image, Lee achieved 'the 'convulsive beauty' identified by André Breton as the hallmark of surrealist art'.

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