Man Ray Portraits

Pepper, Terence; Warner, Marina

Published by National Portrait Gallery Publications
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2013. Paperback. Man Ray (1890-1976) was born Michael (Emmanuel) Radnitzky in Philadelphia, and began signing his name as Man Ray in 1912. This is a reference guide to Man Ray's life and work. With more than 200 reproduced images, it features a detailed, illustrated chronology that sets Man Rays work in the context of his life. Num Pages: 224 pages. BIC Classification: AJCP. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 301 x 248 x 19. Weight in Grams: 1534. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Man Ray (1890-1976) was born Michael (Emmanuel) Radnitzky in Philadelphia, and began signing his name as 'Man Ray' in 1912. He initially taught himself photography in order to reproduce his own works of art. From 1913 to 1916 Man Ray lived and worked at the artists' colony in Ridgefield, New Jersey, where in 1915 he met the French artist Marcel Duchamp, with whom he tried to establish New York Dada. Man Ray's friendship with Duchamp led to his moving to Paris in 1921. There, as a contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, Man Ray was perfectly placed to make defining images of his contemporaries from the avant-garde. Among portraits from the early 1920s featured in this book are remarkable studies of Jean Cocteau, Peggy Guggenheim and Gertrude Stein. Also included are intimate images of Man Ray's friends and lovers, among them Kiki de Montparnasse (Alice Prin), Lee Miller, who helped him discover the printing process of 'solarisation', and Ady Fidelin. Also reproduced in Man Ray Portraits are some of the artist's less-well-known later images, taken in 1940s Hollywood, where he met and married his last muse, Juliet Browner. His photographs of the 1950s and 1960s include such stars as Leslie Caron and Catherine Deneuve. An essential reference guide to Man Ray's life and work, this book includes an preface by Terence Pepper and an introduction by Marina Warner, as well as more than 200 beautifully reproduced images. A detailed, illustrated chronology sets Man Ray's work in the context of his life.

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The artist May Ray (1890-1976) initially taught himself photography in order to reproduce his own works of art, but it became one of his preferred mediums. As a contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements in Paris during the 1920s, Man Ray was perfectly placed to make defining images of his avant-garde contemporaries, including Jean Cocteau, Peggy Guggenheim, and Gertrude Stein. Man Ray also photographed his friends and lovers, among them Kiki de Montparnasse (Alice Prin), Lee Miller, who helped him discover the solarization printing process, and Ady Fidelin. Man Ray continued to take portrait photographs throughout his career, including little-known images from 1940s Hollywood, and of stars such as Ava Gardner and Catherine Deneuve taken during the 1950s and 1960s.

An essential reference on Man Ray's life and work, this book includes an introduction by Terence Pepper and essay by Marina Warner exploring the artist's creativity and appetite for innovation and experimentation. Complete with first-hand testimonies from the artist's sitters and over 200 beautifully reproduced images, this handsome volume provides a survey of the finest portraits from one of the most inventive photographic artists of the 20th century.

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Title: Man Ray Portraits
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