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Man Ray

Man Ray

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.

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Recent exhibitions

Solo shows

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

Group shows

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

Fair booths

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

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