Legacy: Photographs by Vanessa Bell and Patti Smith

8 February – 4 June 2017

Dulwich Picture Gallery, London


A special display bringing together photographs by Vanessa Bell and the American writer, artist and musician, Patti Smith (b. 1946).

Smith has long been drawn to Bell’s Charleston farmhouse in Sussex. Her black and white Polaroid photographs sensitively capture the lingering remains of the life Bell lead there – in particular with her life companion, Duncan Grant.

Bell’s own photograph albums include pictures from her childhood summers in St Ives and of her own young family and the circle of leading intellectuals and artists that surrounded her throughout her life.


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