Le Violon d'Ingres

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Dadaglobe Reconstructed, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
2016
In Focus: Electric!, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
2016
Highlights from Kunstmuseum Bern, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
2015
Man Ray – Human Equations, Glyptoteket, Copenhagen

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Man Ray Exhibition, DADA STUDIOS, Barcelona
2015
Man Ray – Human Equations, Glyptoteket, Copenhagen

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Desire, Gagosian Gallery, Miami
2016
FALL OFFERING, michael lisi / contemporary art, New York
2016
Painting That Does Not Radiate Feeling, michael lisi / contemporary art, New York
2016
Dadaglobe Reconstructed, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
2016
In Focus: Electric!, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
2016
Highlights from Kunstmuseum Bern, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
2014
In Focus: Play, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
2014
The 35 Year Anniversary Show, Robert Berman Gallery, Santa Monica
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