Man Ray, ‘The Father of Mona Lisa’, 1968, Stubbs Fine Art
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Man Ray

The Father of Mona Lisa, 1968

Offset lithograph
10 3/4 × 6 3/4 in
27.3 × 17.1 cm
Edition of 1500-2000
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Stubbs Fine Art

A wink, perhaps, to Duchamp’s modified Mona Lisa, L.H.O.O.Q. (1919), Man Ray reproduced Leonardo da …

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Print
Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Unsigned , not signed
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Series
S.M.S. (Shit Must Stop), 1968. Published by The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., New York. From S.M.S. No. 3.
Publisher
The Letter Edged in Black Press, 1968
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, ‘The Father of Mona Lisa’, 1968, Stubbs Fine Art
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A wink, perhaps, to Duchamp’s modified Mona Lisa, L.H.O.O.Q. (1919), Man Ray reproduced Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic self-portrait. Underlining its nature as copy, a rough black and white reproduction with sepia overlay replaces the fine detail in red chalk of the original. Like Duchamp’s mocking additions of mustache …

Medium
Print
Condition
Excellent condition
Signature
Unsigned , not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
S.M.S. (Shit Must Stop), 1968. Published by The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., New York. From S.M.S. No. 3.
Publisher
The Letter Edged in Black Press, 1968
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

The Father of Mona Lisa, 1968

Offset lithograph
10 3/4 × 6 3/4 in
27.3 × 17.1 cm
Edition of 1500-2000
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
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