Man Ray was an American avant-garde artist and leading figure in the Dada and Surrealist movements. A pioneer in painting, film, and collage, Man Ray is best known for his black-and-white photographs. His Larmes (Tears) (1930–1932) is a hallmark example of his imaginative photographs, featuring a woman with glass droplets placed on her face which resemble tears. “My works were designed to amuse, annoy, bewilder, mystify and inspire reflection,” he once stated.
Man Ray's Background
Born Emmanuel Radnitsky on August 27, 1890, in South Philadelphia, PA, the artist's family moved to Brooklyn, NY, when he was young. While living in New York, Man Ray befriended Marcel Duchamp and picked up photography through his association with Alfred Stieglitz. In 1921, the artist moved to Paris, where he joined the French cohort of Jean Arp, Max Ernst, André Masson. After waiting out World War II in New York, Man Ray would return to Europe in 1951. His popular autobiography Self Portrait was published in 1963. Man Ray died on November 18, 1976, in Paris, France. Today, the artist’s works are held in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others.
2020 - Man Ray: The Mysteries of Château du Dé, Gagosian, San Francisco
2018 - Meret Oppenheim meets Man Ray, LEVY Galerie, Hamburg
2018 - Man Ray 'Cadeau', Il Ponte Contemporanea, Roma
2018 - Man Ray's LA, Gagosian, Beverly Hills
2016 - MAN RAY: Continued and Noticed, Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, New York
2016 -Man Ray Exhibition, DADA STUDIOS, Barcelona
2015 - Man Ray – Human Equations, Glyptoteket, Copenhagen
2013 - Man Ray Prints, Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, New York
2020 - Marie Cuttoli: The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray, Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia
2019 - HUGE ART-BOOK SALE, David Lawrence Gallery, Beverly Hills
2019 - Disruptive Selection from the Collection of Anne-Marie & Akim Monet, Akim Monet Fine Arts, LLC, Los Angeles
2019 - Black and White Photography, OSART GALLERY
2019 - Sculpture Show, Alpha 137 Gallery
2019 - After Virginia, CHART, New York
2019 - Black and White Prints and Works on Paper, Alpha 137 Gallery
2019 - Modern Prints 1924-1993, William Weston Gallery Ltd., London
2019 - ARTephemera (1930-present), VINCE fine arts/ephemera
2019 - William Weston Gallery Ltd. at Art Miami 2019, William Weston Gallery Ltd.
2019 - Galerie Boisseree at Cologne Fine Art & Design 2019, Galerie Boisseree
2019 - Edwynn Houk Gallery at Paris Photo 2019, Edwynn Houk Gallery
2019 - Contemporary Works/Vintage Works at Paris Photo 2019, Contemporary Works/Vintage Works
2019 - Alice Adam Ltd. at IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair 2019, Alice Adam Ltd.
2019 - Shapero Modern at Frieze Masters 2019, Shapero Modern
2019 - Alpha 137 Gallery at Market Art + Design 2019, Alpha 137 Gallery
2019 - Edwynn Houk Gallery at Art Basel 2019, Edwynn Houk Gallery
2019 - Robert Klein Gallery at The Photography Show 2019, presented by AIPAD, Robert Klein Gallery
2019 - Joel Soroka Gallery at The Photography Show 2019, presented by AIPAD, Joel Soroka Gallery