Antony Penrose: 70 Years

About this exhibition

As a young person Antony was inspired to start making sculptures out of junk when visiting Picasso’s studios and later was encouraged by Man Ray when he began to make his own objects.

His sculptures often reference Surrealism in their utilisation of found objects and the use of wordplays in their titles. Like the Surrealists, he believes strongly that art can be the language of protest, a voice for the dissident.
Following his travels in Iran Antony to become an associate producer for Athos Film Productions in London.

Their first film, Kings Horses led to a sequel and then independently he went on to make a further seventeen films, four of them including Strange Behaviour achieving cinema release. His last film was The Lives of Lee Miller for Channel 4 in 1986.