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Man Ray

Man Ray

United States • Born in: 1890

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Man Ray, born Emmanuel Rudnitsky in Philadelphia, 1890. He was initially enrolled in architecture before devoting himself entirely to art.

After beginning an advertising career in New York, 1912, he rubbed shoulders with avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp. Man Ray's artistic production fluctuated between painting and photography. He attempted to create an American branch in 1915 of the Dada movement with Marcel Duchamp, but it was unsuccessful and Man Ray gave up the idea in 1920, stating that the movement can't exist in New York.

Man Ray arrived in Paris, joining the French Dada movement with Duchamp in 1921. He presented his initial "Ready Made" after a few trials painted with a spray gun, but he eventually turned towards photography as he found this medium to be the most interesting for his artistic research. Man Ray often took photos of famous people such as Jean Cocteau and James Joyce.

Man Ray revolutionized photography for over thirty years and completed the nude series of Meret Oppenheim. Upon discovered the solarization technique, Man Ray managed to develop his artistic approach, by adding a kind of a halo around the characters, each of them positioned in a surrealistic manner.

Throughout his life, Man Ray continued his photography work, but he also expressed himself through painting, assembling and collage. In 1976, he died in Paris and was buried at the Montparnasse cemetery. The inscription reads, "Unconcerned, but not indifferent", on his tombstone. Man Ray became one of the greatest artists of the dada and surrealist period by revolutionizing global photography.

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Man Ray, Symphony on Orchestra, Print

Man Ray

Symphony on Orchestra, 1973 76.5 x 56.5 x 0.2 cm Print

€2,100

Our recommendations Man Ray, Untitled Portrait of Female, Photography

Man Ray

Untitled Portrait of Female, 1940 25.7 x 26 cm Photography

€2,910

Our recommendations Man Ray, Cadeau, 1921, Sculpture

Man Ray

Cadeau, 1921, 1974 10.2 x 6.5 x 8.9 cm Sculpture

€1,995

Our recommendations Man Ray, De l’origine des espèces par voie de sélection irrationnelle, Print

Man Ray

De l’origine des espèces par voie de sélection irrationnelle, 1971 50 x 72 x 0.3 cm Print

€8,500

Man Ray, Fenêtre intérieure, Print

Man Ray

Fenêtre intérieure, 1969 50 x 37.5 x 0.3 cm Print

€3,800

Man Ray, Untitled - 1, Print

Man Ray

Untitled - 1, 1975 49 x 34.5 cm Print

€900

Man Ray, Untitled - 4, Print

Man Ray

Untitled - 4, 1975 49 x 34.5 cm Print

€1,500

Man Ray, Untitled - 3, Print

Man Ray

Untitled - 3, 1975 49 x 34.5 cm Print

€1,500

Man Ray, Untitled - 2, Print

Man Ray

Untitled - 2, 1975 49 x 34.5 cm Print

€500

Man Ray, Une Cathédrale, Print

Man Ray

Une Cathédrale, 1968 37.5 x 28 x 0.4 cm Print

€2,200

Man Ray, Cactus danzante, Print

Man Ray

Cactus danzante, 1973 70 x 50 x 0.1 cm Print

€990

Man Ray, Portrait of Francis Picabia, Photography

Man Ray

Portrait of Francis Picabia, 1935 27 x 21 x 0.2 cm Photography

€32,000

Our recommendations Man Ray, Danza Di Corda, Print

Man Ray

Danza Di Corda, 1970 56 x 75 cm Print

€4,200

Our recommendations Man Ray, A l'Heure de l'Observatoire - Les Amoureux, Print

Man Ray

A l'Heure de l'Observatoire - Les Amoureux, 1970 68 x 104 cm Print

€55,000

Man Ray, Untitled, Print

Man Ray

Untitled, 1975 49 x 34.5 cm Print

€3,800

Man Ray, La Ballade Des Dames Hors Du Temps, Print

Man Ray

La Ballade Des Dames Hors Du Temps, 1970 67 x 50 cm Print

€4,200

Man Ray, Decanter, Print

Man Ray

Decanter, 1973 94 x 94 x 0.1 cm Print

€8,500

Our recommendations Man Ray, Le concert, Print

Man Ray

Le concert, 1970 39 x 49 cm Print

€4,200

Our recommendations Man Ray, Therese, Print

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Therese, 1970 50 x 67 cm Print

€3,900

Man Ray, Donna, Print

Man Ray

Donna, 1970 50 x 67 cm Print

€4,200

Man Ray, Cadeau, Sculpture

Man Ray

Cadeau, 1921 16.5 x 10.2 x 8.9 cm Sculpture

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Man Ray, Portrait of Marcel Duchamp, Print

Man Ray

Portrait of Marcel Duchamp, 1972 38.1 x 27.9 cm Print

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Man Ray, Double Face, Print

Man Ray

Double Face, 1971 70 x 51 x 0.2 cm Print

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Man Ray, Mythologie Moderne II, Print

Man Ray

Mythologie Moderne II, 1969 54 x 40 x 0.3 cm Print

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Man Ray, Electro-magie, Print

Man Ray

Electro-magie, 1972 37.4 x 27.8 x 0.2 cm Print

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Man Ray, Woman in Landscape, Print

Man Ray

Woman in Landscape, 1972 40 x 34 x 0.1 cm Print

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Who is the artist?

Man Ray, born Emmanuel Rudnitsky in Philadelphia, 1890. He was initially enrolled in architecture before devoting himself entirely to art.

After beginning an advertising career in New York, 1912, he rubbed shoulders with avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp. Man Ray's artistic production fluctuated between painting and photography. He attempted to create an American branch in 1915 of the Dada movement with Marcel Duchamp, but it was unsuccessful and Man Ray gave up the idea in 1920, stating that the movement can't exist in New York.

Man Ray arrived in Paris, joining the French Dada movement with Duchamp in 1921. He presented his initial "Ready Made" after a few trials painted with a spray gun, but he eventually turned towards photography as he found this medium to be the most interesting for his artistic research. Man Ray often took photos of famous people such as Jean Cocteau and James Joyce.

Man Ray revolutionized photography for over thirty years and completed the nude series of Meret Oppenheim. Upon discovered the solarization technique, Man Ray managed to develop his artistic approach, by adding a kind of a halo around the characters, each of them positioned in a surrealistic manner.

Throughout his life, Man Ray continued his photography work, but he also expressed himself through painting, assembling and collage. In 1976, he died in Paris and was buried at the Montparnasse cemetery. The inscription reads, "Unconcerned, but not indifferent", on his tombstone. Man Ray became one of the greatest artists of the dada and surrealist period by revolutionizing global photography.

What is Man Ray’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Surrealist Artists, American Icons, Magic Realism, Dada

When was Man Ray born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1890