Ko-Fi Update

Meret Oppenheim, X-ray of My Skull (1964; printed 1981).

Some of you may know I have a Ko-Fi page where supportive fans can ‘Buy Me a Coffee’ or Tip Me (there is actually a button to do so on this blog). However, I have recently activated membership mode, therefore launching a tiered payment system that may be of interest to any ardent readers. It’s basically Patreon, but not Patreon (is Patreon preferred?). I have done so to serve as an extension of my newsletter, with the paywalled articles assisting to fund my research and enabling me to keep the Substack free, but it comes with perks. The first piece is on Dora Maar and Lee Miller. Check it out if you wish. Or not. Whatever.

Happy Birthday, Dora Maar

“All Picasso’s portraits of me are lies. They’re all Picassos. Not one is Dora Maar.”

Happy Birthday to the brilliant Dora Maar 🖤🐚

Dora Maar in her Paris apartment, photographed by Lee Miller (c. 1956)
Dora Maar, Untitled (Hand-Shell) (1934)
Dora Maar, Untitled (double-exposed portrait) (1936)
Dora Maar, Père Ubu (1936)