Man Ray, ‘HANDS ’, 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery
Man Ray, ‘HANDS ’, 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery
Man Ray, ‘HANDS ’, 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery
Man Ray, ‘HANDS ’, 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery
Man Ray, ‘HANDS ’, 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery
Man Ray, ‘HANDS ’, 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery
Man Ray, ‘HANDS ’, 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery
Man Ray, ‘HANDS ’, 1966, Alpha 137 Gallery

This rare original signed, limited edition silkscreen and plexiglass is entitled "Hands" (MR66-1195) and is hand signed by the artist on the front lower right. It was created in 1966 and is numbered on the front lower left "3/40", from the total limited edition of only 40 impressions. What's very cool about this work is that the the image is on plexiglass, which is then framed. We have placed a white background under it for the purposes of photography, but the actual work is on clear plexiglass, so you can see the front and back of the work. Framed - and ready to hang. Rare and collectible!
Published by Gemini G.E.L.
Measurements:
Image: 20"h x 16"w
sheet plexi: 25.5"h x 19.5"w
overall (with frame): 26.75"h x 20.75"w.
Provenance: Acquired from a sale to benefit the Di Rosa Art Park (Napa, California)

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Signature: Hand signed by the artist on the lower right recto and numbered on the front lower left "3/40". ALSO, the plexiglass sheet is stamped with the copyright, date and logo GEMINI GEL.

Catalogue reference: Gemini GEL Catalogue Raisonne #32.2.

Acquired from a sale to benefit the Di Rosa Art Park (Napa, California)

About Man Ray

Born Emmanuel Radnitzky, Man Ray adopted his pseudonym in 1909 and would become one of the key figures of Dada and Surrealism. One of the few American artists associated with these movements, Ray was exposed to European avant-garde artists like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque at Alfred Stieglitz’s New York gallery and at the 1913 Armory Show. Ray’s photographic works are considered his most profound achievement, particularly his portraits, fashion photographs, and technical experiments with the medium, such as solarization and rayographs (an eponym for his photograms), which were celebrated by the Surrealists. “I do not photograph nature,” he once said. “I photograph my visions.” In 1915 he was introduced to Marcel Duchamp, who would become a lifelong friend and influence; he subsequently moved to Paris, practicing there for over 20 years.

American, 1890-1976, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania