Andy Warhol, ‘Man Ray’, 1974, Gallery On The Move

Man Ray was an American modern artist, known for his contributions to the dada and surrealist movements. Towards the later part of his career, Warhol commissioned portraits, which earned him the bulk of his income at the end of his life. His portrait of Man Ray is one of his select portraits that he did not create, because he was commissioned, rather he was inspired by his subject and considered him an influence. His portrait of the artist, who is celebrated for his contributions to the Dada and Surrealist movements, is one that commemorates Ray for his artistic genius and impact on Warhol’s own development as an artist.

Series: Edition: One hundred signed, numbered and dated ’74 in ball-point pen on verso. Twenty HC signed and numbered in pencil on verso. Printed by Il Fauno in Milan, Italy. Published by Luciano Anselmino in Milan, Italy.

Signature: Andy Warhol

Image rights: Andy Warhol

Publisher: Luciano Anselmino Milan

Galleria Bonomo Bari, Private collection Milan

About Andy Warhol

Obsessed with celebrity, consumer culture, and mechanical (re)production, Pop artist Andy Warhol created some of the most iconic images of the 20th century. As famous for his quips as for his art—he variously mused that “art is what you can get away with” and “everyone will be famous for 15 minutes”—Warhol drew widely from popular culture and everyday subject matter, creating works like his 32 Campbell's Soup Cans (1962), Brillo pad box sculptures, and portraits of Marilyn Monroe, using the medium of silk-screen printmaking to achieve his characteristic hard edges and flat areas of color. Known for his cultivation of celebrity, Factory studio (a radical social and creative melting pot), and avant-garde films like Chelsea Girls (1966), Warhol was also a mentor to artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. His Pop sensibility is now standard practice, taken up by major contemporary artists Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, and Jeff Koons, among countless others.

American, 1928-1987, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, based in New York, NY, United States