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Man Ray

La Prière [Prayer], 1930

Gelatin silver emulsion on linen, printed 1971.
13 × 9 2/5 in
33 × 24 cm
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P
Phillips

Image/canvas: 33 x 24 cm (13 x 9 ½ in.)
Frame: 47 x 38 cm. (19 x 15 in.)

From the Catalogue:
‘I do …

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Image/canvas: 33 x 24 cm (13 x 9 ½ in.)
Frame: 47 x 38 cm. (19 x 15 in.)

From the Catalogue:
‘I do not photograph nature, I photograph my fantasy.’
Man Ray

In La Prière, 1930, Man Ray presents his nude model in a provocative pose, carefully framing her fragmented body parts within the composition. The model here is Lee …

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Signature
Signed and numbered VI/VII in pencil on the recto; numbered VI/VII in ink on reverse of the stretcher bar; printed title ‘Close Up’ and … Read more
Man Ray
American, 1890–1976
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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.

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About the work
Exhibition history
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P
Phillips

Image/canvas: 33 x 24 cm (13 x 9 ½ in.)
Frame: 47 x 38 cm. (19 x 15 in.)

From the Catalogue:
‘I do …

Read more

Image/canvas: 33 x 24 cm (13 x 9 ½ in.)
Frame: 47 x 38 cm. (19 x 15 in.)

From the Catalogue:
‘I do not photograph nature, I photograph my fantasy.’
Man Ray

In La Prière, 1930, Man Ray presents his nude model in a provocative pose, carefully framing her fragmented body parts within the composition. The model here is Lee …

Read more
Signature
Signed and numbered VI/VII in pencil on the recto; numbered VI/VII in ink on reverse of the stretcher bar; printed title ‘Close Up’ and … Read more
Man Ray
American, 1890–1976
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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.

Man Ray

La Prière [Prayer], 1930

Gelatin silver emulsion on linen, printed 1971.
13 × 9 2/5 in
33 × 24 cm
Bidding closed
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