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The Museum of Avant-garde

Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)

USA (1890—1976)
Born in Philadelphia but grown up in New York Man Ray artistic vision influenced by Robert Henri, Max Weber and Adolf Wolff. He opened his studio in Jersey in 1913 painting in Cubist style and became close friend with Alfred Stieglitz, who owned the 291 Gallery and introduced him to photography. In 1915 he met Marcel Duchamp, with whom he also started a long friendship and collaboration in promoting Dada movement in US. In 1921 he moved to Paris where he met James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau among others. He hired Lee Miller who became his assistant, his muse and his lover. They discovered the solarization process and invented the shadowphotograph technique. He collaborated with Ferdinand Léger and Duchamp and directed avant-garde short films and two books with Paul Éluard. With the start of WWII he went back to US in Pasadena where he stayed until 1951, before returning to Paris and spend his last years in Montparnasse. He published his Self Portrait in 1963 and continued to work in painting and photography, object collage till his death in 1976.

The egg and the shell (L´œuf et le coquillage)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 27.2 x 19.3 cm / 1931 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Arts et métiers graphiques 16

Photographie / Magazine / 24 x 30.9 cm / Paris, 1930 / © 1930, Arts et Métiers Graphiques Paris

Juliet

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 18.4 x 27.3 cm / 1945 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Nude

Original photography / Solarized gelatin silver print / 18.9 x 24 cm / 1936 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Portrait of Nusch Eluard

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 38.6 x 28.4 cm / 1935 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Le Surréalisme au service de la révolution

Journal / Letterpress / 20 x 28.5 cm / Paris, 1930-1933

Le grand jeu

Magazine / 18 x 24.8 cm / Paris, 1928-1930

Littérature

Magazine / Letterpress / 18.2 x 23.6 cm / Paris, 1919-1922 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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Ce numéro est entouré d'une dentelle rose / Magazine / Letterpress / 32.6 x 49.6 cm / Paris, 1920 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Joan Miró

Original photography / Heliogravure / 19.6 x 25 cm / 1930 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Untitled

Rayograph / Original photography / Heliogravure / 19 x 24.5 cm / 1933 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Marcel Duchamp

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 17.7 x 24.3 cm / 1916 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Juliet

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 20.4 x 26.4 cm / 1945 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Cover design for the album Photographs 1920-1934

Original photography / Heliogravure / 20.2 x 26.5 cm / 1934 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Marie

Journal bimensuel pour la belle jeunesse / Bi-monthly journal / 24.2 x 32.3 cm / Bruxelles, 1926-1927

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Black and white / Magazine / Letterpress / 28 x 37.7 cm / Paris, 1924 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

La photographie n'est pas L’art

12 Photomechanical prints / 25.5 x 16 cm / Paris, 1937

Paul Chadourne, Tristan Tzara, Philippe Soupault, Serge Charchoune, Paul Éluard, Jacques Rigaut, Mic Soupault, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 24.4 x 17.8 cm / 1922 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Tears (Larmes)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 26.7 x 19.6 cm / 1930 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Solarized portrait of Georges Braque

Original photography / Heliogravure / 16.5 x 24.6 cm / 1930 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Illustration for the novel Aurelien by Louis Aragon

Original photography / Heliogravure / 19.2 x 25 cm / 1956 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Self-portrait

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 17.9 x 23.5 cm / 1932 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Rayograph with a ball of wool

Original photography / Heliogravure / 19.4 x 24.9 cm / 1937 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Untitled

Rayograph / Original photography / Heliogravure / 19 x 24.1 cm / 1927 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Foto-auge

76 Fotos der Zeit / Photographic book with letterpress cover by El Lissitzky / Heliogravure / 20.6 x 29.2 cm / Stuttgart, 1929 / © 2020 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

Untitled

Rayograph / Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 22.4 x 29.5 cm / 1922 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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Dieu nous aide et fait pousser le caca / Magazine / Letterpress / 32.6 x 49.2 cm / Paris, 1924 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Illustration for the novel Aurelien by Louis Aragon

Original photography / Heliogravure / 14.7 x 24.9 cm / 1956 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Erotique voilée

Meret Opppenheim / Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 27.6 x 18.9 cm / 1933 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Il reale assoluto

Illustrated book / 24 original lithographs / 22.2 x 32.4 cm / Milan, 1964

Untitled

Rayograph / Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 22.6 x 30.1 cm / 1921 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Fashion photo, partial solarization

Original photography / Heliogravure / 18.4 x 25.5 cm / 1935 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Ingres's violin (Le violon d’Ingres)

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 20.1 x 27.1 cm / 1924 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

The ridgefield gazook

Magazine / 12 x 19 cm / Ridgefield, 1915

The studio on 8th street, New York

Original photography / Heliogravure / 19.6 x 24.7 cm / 1918 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Untitled

Rayograph / Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 24.1 x 29.7 cm / 1923 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Yves Tanguy

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 18.4 x 24 cm / 1936 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Palais de quatre heures

Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 20.4 x 26.4 cm / 1932 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Untitled

Original photography / Heliogravure / 18.3 x 24.9 cm / 1926 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Untitled

Rayograph / Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 22.6 x 30.1 cm / 1923 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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L'Étoile au front / Magazine / Letterpress / 27.7 x 37.7 cm / Paris, 1924 / © Francis Picabia c/o Sabam, 2020

Untitled

Rayograph / Original photography / Gelatin silver print / 21.8 x 28.9 cm / 1921 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Rongwrong

Journal / Letterpress with photomechanical metal relief images / 20.4 x 27.8 cm / New Brunswick, 1917

Predominance of matter over mind

Original photography / Heliogravure / 25.8 x 20.6 cm / 1929 / © 2020 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris