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Man Ray

United States Born in: 1890 Masterpieces

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, Portrait of Francis Picabia, Photography

Man Ray

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

$40,472

Man Ray, Une Cathédrale, Print

Man Ray

Une Cathédrale, 1968
37.5 x 28 x 0.4 cm
Print

$2,782

Man Ray, Untitled - 2, Print

Man Ray

Untitled - 2, 1975
49 x 34.5 cm
Print

$632

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

$56,913

Man Ray, Untitled - 4, Print

Man Ray

Untitled - 4, 1975
49 x 34.5 cm
Print

$1,897

Man Ray, Untitled - 1, Print

Man Ray

Untitled - 1, 1975
49 x 34.5 cm
Print

$1,138

Man Ray, Untitled, Print

Man Ray

Untitled, 1975
49 x 34.5 cm
Print

$4,806

Man Ray, Danza Di Corda, Print

Man Ray

Danza Di Corda, 1970
56 x 75 cm
Print

$5,312

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

$5,312

Man Ray, Cactus danzante, Print

Man Ray

Cactus danzante, 1973
70 x 50 x 0.1 cm
Print

$1,252

Man Ray, Untitled Portrait of Female, Photography

Man Ray

Untitled Portrait of Female, 1940
25.7 x 26 cm
Photography

$3,000

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, Untitled - 3, Print

Man Ray

Untitled - 3, 1975
49 x 34.5 cm
Print

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Man Ray, Le concert, Print

Man Ray

Le concert, 1970
39 x 49 cm
Print

$5,312

Man Ray, Donna, Print

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Donna, 1970
50 x 67 cm
Print

$5,312

Man Ray, Therese, Print

Man Ray

Therese, 1970
50 x 67 cm
Print

$4,932

Man Ray, Electro-magie, Print

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Electro-magie, 1972
37.4 x 27.8 x 0.2 cm
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Man Ray, Woman in Landscape, Print

Man Ray

Woman in Landscape, 1972
40 x 34 x 0.1 cm
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