Have You Ever Dreamed of Flying?

Portfolio Pamela S. Johnson

Avatar, 1947.

For Dorothea Tanning, 1947 was a year of realized dreams. As an aspiring painter in New York in the early 1940s, she had been discovered by the legendary art dealer Julien Levy and introduced to the circle of Surrealists who had found refuge there—among them Max Ernst,  [...]

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Issue 24



Spring 2016


Pamela S. Johnson has managed Dorothea Tanning’s archive since 1995 and is the president of the Dorothea Tanning Foundation and the Destina Foundation, which were both endowed by the artist and work together to preserve her legacy and further her philanthropic goals.


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