Eileen Agar. A Look at My Life


Eileen Agar, in collaboration with Andrew Lambirth.

Methuen. London. 1988. First edition. Hardback; grey cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. xii, 244 pages. 24 b&w and 4 colour plates with several illustrations. English. 240 x 165mm. 0.55kg. 9780413181800. Very good, in very good dust jacket; slight shelf wear, light wear to top edge of jacket, front forecorner of jacket reinforced with tape to verso, price-clipped; slight grubbiness to front endpaper, light yellowing to pages.

The autobiography of English surrealist artist Eileen Agar. Agar's life spanned the twentieth century and her memoir is the story of a liberated and original female creative in the centre of an artistic world. She was born and bought up first in Argentina and then in England. She spent her life straddled between Britain and the Continent, mixing professionally and socially with an eclectic cast of artists, including Picasso, Ezra Pound, Evelyn Waugh, Man Ray, Paul Nash, and Lee Miller. The autobiography has not been reprinted.