Man Ray, ‘"Le Pain Peinte", Accordian Portfolio with Painted Multiple, Edition of 300, RARE’, 1973, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
Man Ray, ‘"Le Pain Peinte", Accordian Portfolio with Painted Multiple, Edition of 300, RARE’, 1973, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

Portfolio with complete text, painted multiple, 10 color pochoirs from Revolving Doors (see Marconi 18) and multiple illustrations, Edition of 300. Published by Galerie Alexandre Iolas, Paris. Original dark blue linen portfolio,
Small quarto size 18 page leporello (24 x 17 cm) with 10 colored silkscreen prints, accordin binding, 1 color plate + 2 photographic illustrations + one folded colored poster (unfolded 82 x 48 cm) attached to the inside of the rear cover. The leporello is attached to two heavy boards covered with blue felt, attached on each side with a green colored ribbon. With 'pain peint' attached on front cover.

Signature: Not signed as issued.

Private Collection, Paris

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