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Man Ray

MAN RAY (USA, 1890–1976)

Born Emmanuel Radnitzky, Man Ray was a famous American filmmaker, painter and photographer. His career is distinctive, above all, for the success he achieved in both the United States and Europe. First maturing at the center of American modernism in the 1910s, he made Paris his home in the 1920s and 1930s. In the 1940s, he crossed the Atlantic once again and spent periods in New York and Hollywood. 

Ray’s art spanned painting, sculpture, film, prints and poetry, and in his long career, he worked in styles influenced by Cubism, Futurism, Dada and Surrealism. He also successfully navigated the worlds of commercial and fine art and came to be a sought-after fashion photographer. Ray is perhaps most remembered for his photographs of the inter-war years, in particular, the camera-less pictures he called "Rayographs," but he always regarded himself first and foremost as a painter. Although he matured as an abstract painter, Ray eventually disregarded the traditional superiority painting held over photography and happily moved between different forms. Dada and Surrealism were important in encouraging this attitude; they also persuaded him that the idea that motivates a work of art was more important than the work of art itself. 

André Breton once described Ray as a pre-Surrealist, something which accurately describes his natural affinity for the style. Even before the movement had coalesced, in the mid-1920s, his work, influenced by Marcel Duchamp, had Surrealist undertones. He would continue to draw on the movement's ideas throughout his life. Ray's work has ultimately been very important in popularizing Surrealism.

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Man Ray Limited Edition Red and Black Photolithography "R", circa 1970
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Photolithography by Man Ray, 1970. Stamped rotogravure reproduction of series by Bolaffiarte. Limited edition of 5000. Exemplary number 4461.   
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1970s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Man Ray Flowers Photography
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Flowers photographed by Man Ray in 1934. A posthumous print from the original negative circa 1970 by Pierre Gassmann. Gelatin silver bromide. Frame not included. In good origi...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Female Bust - Handsigned Original Lithograph
By Man Ray
Located in Paris, FR
Man RAY (Emmanuel Radnitsky, aka) Female Bust, 1971 Handsigned original lithograph On Arches vellum, 50.5 x 36 cm (c. 19.6 x 14,1 inch) Edition limited to 180 copies (unnumbered exe...
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1970s Surrealist Man Ray

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Lithograph

Man Ray Electricity Black and White Rayograph, 1931
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Rayograph He´liogravure by Man Ray for Compagnie Parisienne de Distribution d'Electricite´, 1931 Printed in Heliogravure and signed in the negative 500 copies. Man Ray (1890-1...
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1930s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Man Ray Black and White Portrait Photography of André Breton
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Portrait of André Breton photographed by Man Ray, 1932. A posthumous print from the original negative in 1977 by Pierre Gassmann. Gelatin silver bromide. Born (Philadelphia,...
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1930s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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The Dream, Oneiric Figure - Original Handsigned Etching (Anselmino #75)
By Man Ray
Located in Paris, FR
Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitsky, aka) Oneiric Figure, K, 1969 Handsigned original etching Also printed signature in the plate On vellum, 23 x 17 cm (c. 9 x 6,6 inch) Numbered /50 copie...
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray

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Etching

Surrealist Figure, Dorothée, 1969 - Original Handsigned Etching
By Man Ray
Located in Paris, FR
Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitsky, aka) Surrealist Figure, 1969 Handsigned original etching Also printed signature in the plate On vellum, 23 x 17 cm (c. 9 x 6,6 inch) Numbered /50 copie...
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray

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Etching

Oneiric Couple, Lydie, 1969 - Original Handsigned Etching
By Man Ray
Located in Paris, FR
Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitsky, aka) Oneiric Couple, Lydie, 1969 Handsigned original etching Also printed signature in the plate On vellum, 23 x 17 cm (c. 9 x 6,6 inch) Numbered /50 c...
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray

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Etching

Surrealist Hand, 1969 - Original Handsigned Etching
By Man Ray
Located in Paris, FR
Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitsky, aka) Surrealist Hand, 1969 Handsigned original etching Also printed signature in the plate On vellum, 23 x 17 cm (c. 9 x 6,6 inch) Numbered /50 copies ...
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray

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Etching

Self-Portrait with Beret, 1969 - Original Handsigned Silver Print
By Man Ray
Located in Paris, FR
Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitsky, aka) Self-Portrait with Beret, 1969 Handsigned original silver print 24 x 18 cm (c. 9,4 x 7 inch) Limited to 50 copies INFORMATIONS : Original edition...
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray

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Silver Gelatin

Man Ray Etching, circa 1970
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Etching and aquatint by Man Ray, circa 1970. Limited Edition 150. Signed and numbered. Frame not included. In good original condition. Born (Philadelphia, 1890-Paris, 1976)...
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1930s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Paper

Death Mask of Amedeo Modigliani
By Man Ray
Located in New York, NY
Initialed and stamped "Epreuve Originale / Atelier Man Ray / Paris".
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1920s Man Ray

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Silver Gelatin

Women Hand in Hand - Original etching, handsigned (Anselmino #40-E)
By Man Ray
Located in Paris, FR
Man Ray (Emmanuel RADNITZKY called) Women hand in hand, 1969 Original etching and aquatint Handsigned in pencil Numbered / 25 (Roman numeral) On BFK Rives vellum 37.5 x 27,5 cm (c....
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray

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Etching, Aquatint

Man Ray Photography of a Woman
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Man Ray photography of a woman, circa 1930. A posthumous print from the original negative in 1977 by Pierre Gassmann. Gelatin silver bromide. Born (Philadelphia, 1890 - Pari...
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1930s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Man Ray Photography of Georges Braque
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Man Ray Photograph of Georges Braque, 1930. A posthumous print from the original negative in 1977 by Pierre Gassmann. Gelatin silver bromide, framed on a 19th century frame wit...
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1930s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Paper

Female Figure - Handsigned Original Lithograph
By Man Ray
Located in Paris, FR
Man RAY (Emmanuel Radnitsky, aka) Female Figure, 1971 Handsigned original lithograph On Arches vellum, 51 x 36 cm (c. 20 x 14,1 inch) Edition limited to 180 copies (unnumbered exemp...
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1970s Surrealist Man Ray

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Lithograph

Life - Original Lithograph by Man Ray - 1964
By Man Ray
Located in Roma, IT
Life is an original Contemporary Artwork realized by Man Ray (1890 – 1976) in 1964, as part of the suite of illustrations for the volume "The Absolute Real", by the same Man Ray and ...
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray

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Lithograph

Love Line - Original Lithograph by Man Ray - 1964
By Man Ray
Located in Roma, IT
Love Line is an original Contemporary Artwork realized by Man Ray (1890 – 1976) in 1964, as illustration of the book "The Absolute Real" realized along with Marcel Duchamp.. Origina...
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray

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Lithograph

The Movement from the Fire - Original Lithograph by Man Ray - 1965
By Man Ray
Located in Roma, IT
The Movement from the Fire is an original Contemporary Artwork realized by Man Ray (1890 – 1976) in 1964, as illustration of the volume "The Absolute Real", realized along with Marce...
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray

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Lithograph

Man Ray Archive Photography of Smoking Device
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Man Ray Archive photography of smoking device in 1959. Printed in 1970 by Studio Marconi. Framed on a 19th century frame with Museum Glass. Gelatin silver bromide 24 x 18. Ma...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Man Ray Photography of Yves Tanguy
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Man Ray photography of Yves Tanguy, circa 1930. A posthumous print from the original negative in 1977 by Pierre Gassmann. Gelatin silver bromide. Born (Philadelphia, 1890 - ...
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1930s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Man Ray Black and White Solarized Framed Photography of Lee Miller
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Man Ray photography of Lee Miller, 1932. A posthumous print from the original negative in 1977 by Pierre Gassmann. Gelatin silver bromide. Born (Philadelphia, 1890-Paris, 19...
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1930s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Paper

MAN RAY - Cadeau, Limited edition Sculpture - Dada, Surrealist
By Man Ray
Located in Madrid, ES
Cadeau, 1921 Later edtion, published in 1974 Medium: Sculpture Media: Iron & copper nails Edition: 5000 Size: 16.5 x 10.2 x 8.9 cm Observations: "Cadeau" or "The Gift" is one of the ...
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1970s Dada Man Ray

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Iron, Copper

Double Copy - Original Lithograph by Man Ray - 1964
By Man Ray
Located in Roma, IT
Double Copy is an original lithograph, realized by Man Ray, in 1964. The work is part of the "Absolute Real", a suite realized by Man Ray along with Marcel Duchamp and published by ...
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray

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Lithograph

En Voi - Original Lithograph by Man Ray - 1964
By Man Ray
Located in Roma, IT
En Voi is an original lithograph, realized by Man Ray in 1964. The work is part of the Series "Absolute Real", realized along with Marcel Duchamp and published by Schwarz Milan. In...
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray

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Lithograph

The Curve - Original Lithograph by Man Ray - 1964
By Man Ray
Located in Roma, IT
The Curve is an original lithograph realized by Man Ray in 1964 as illustration for the book "The absolute Real", realized along with Marcel Duchamp. Not signed. Edition of 125 copi...
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray

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Lithograph

Man Ray Le Monde des Echecs Photography of Marcel Duchamp
By Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Print from "Le Monde des Echecs" Serie No. 1. by Edition L'Echiquier, 1933. V. Halberstadt and M. Duchamp photomontage by Man Ray. Portfolio of famous chess players and chess b...
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1930s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Paper

Man Ray Sefportrait Black and White Photography
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Selfportrait photographed by Man Ray. A posthumous print from the original negative circa 1970 by Pierre Gassmann. Gelatin silver bromide. Framed in a 19th century frame with m...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Man Ray Photography of Woman
By Man Ray, Pierre Gassmann
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Man Ray photography, circa 1930. A posthumous print from the original negative in 1977 by Pierre Gassmann. Gelatin silver bromide, framed on a 19th century frame with museum gl...
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1930s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Cosmogony of Love - Original Lithograph by Man Ray - 1964
By Man Ray
Located in Roma, IT
Cosmogony of Love is an original lithograph realized by Man Ray in 1964. In good conditions. Not signed., it belongs to the suite "The Absolute Real" by Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp....
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray

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Lithograph

Invisible Poem - Original Lithograph by Man Ray - 1964
By Man Ray
Located in Roma, IT
Invisible Poem is an original lithograph realized by Man Ray in 1964. In good conditions. Not signed and not numbered, it belongs to the Suite "The Absolute Real" by Man Ray and Ma...
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray

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Lithograph

Man Ray Black and White Surrealist Photography of Rrose Sélavy / Marcel Duchamp
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Portrait of Rrose Sélavy "alter ego" of Marcel Duchamp photographed by Man Ray, 1921. A posthumous print from the original negative in 1977 by Pierre Gassmann. Framed in a 19th c...
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1920s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Paper

Movement from Fire - Original Lithograph by Man Ray - 1964
By Man Ray
Located in Roma, IT
Movement from Fire is an original lithograph, realized by Man Ray, in 1964 as part of the suite "The Absolute Real" In good conditions. This artwork represents a movement from fire...
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray

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Lithograph

Broken Love - Original Lithograph by Man Ray - 1964
By Man Ray
Located in Roma, IT
Broken Love is an original lithograph, realized by Man Ray in 1964. In good conditions, belongs to the suite "il Reale Assoluto" (The Absolut Real). This artwork represents a brok...
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray

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Lithograph

Man Ray Contretype of Lee Miller, 1930
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Man Ray contretype of Lee Miller, 1930. Framed on a 19th century frame with museum glass. Man Ray (1890–1976) was an American visual artist who spent most of his career in Fran...
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1930s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Man Ray Electricite Rayograph, 1931
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Rayograph He´liogravure by Man Ray for Compagnie Parisienne de Distribution d'Electricite´, 1931. Printed in Heliogravure and signed in the negative 500 copies. Man Ray (1890–...
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1930s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Paper

Man Ray Surrealist Framed Black and White Photography 'Hommage a Lautréamont'
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
'Beau comme la rencontre fortuite, sur une table de dissection, d'une machineà coudre et d'un parapluie' Photography by Man Ray, circa 1935. This is a posthumous print from the or...
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1930s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Priape by Man Ray for Alexandre Lolas Gallery, Marble, 102/500, 1972
By Man Ray
Located in Brussels, BE
Priape is the god of fertility, conceived in 1920 and executed in 1972 by the Galerie Alexandre Lolas, in an edition of 500. In 4 parts, 1 marble cylinder and 3 balls. Signed and num...
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1970s Vintage Man Ray

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Marble

Man Ray Portrait of Constantin Brancusi
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Man Ray photograph, 1930. A posthumous print from the original negative in 1977 by Pierre Gassmann. Gelatin silver bromide, framed on a 19th century frame with museum glass. ...
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1930s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Rare Man Ray Photography of Gigi, 1927
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Man Ray photography of Gigi, 1927. Hand signed in pencil. Stamped by Man Ray Paris. Born (Philadelphia, 1890-Paris, 1976) Emmanuel Radnitzky, Man Ray adopted his pseudonym in ...
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1920s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Paper

Invasion de l'espace - Original Lithograph by Man Ray - 1975
By Man Ray
Located in Roma, IT
Invasion de l'espace is an original print by the American artist and exponent of Dadaism Man Ray (Philadelphia 1890 - Paris 1976). This color lithograph on paper, was edited by the ...
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1970s Surrealist Man Ray

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Lithograph

Surreaslist Portrait - Original handsigned etching (Anselmino #47)
By Man Ray
Located in Paris, FR
Man Ray (Emmanuel RADNITZKY called) Surrealist Portrait, 1969 Original etching and aquatint Handsigned in pencil Numbered / 20 On Japan paper 32.5 x 25 cm (c. 13 x 10 inch) REFEREN...
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray

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Etching, Aquatint

Paradisoterrestre Rue Férou Table Lamp in Green Polished Bronze by Man Ray
By Man Ray, ParadisoTerrestre
Located in New York, NY
An ash of joy, poetry and state, this is the definition for Man Ray's work through whom the simplest Directional lamp-shade in history meets the object. The perfect object was born. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Man Ray

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Bronze

Paradisoterrestre Rue Férou Table Lamp in Black Polished Bronze by Man Ray
By Man Ray, ParadisoTerrestre
Located in New York, NY
An ash of joy, poetry and state, this is the definition for Man Ray's work through whom the simplest directional lamp-shade in history meets the object. The perfect object was born. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Man Ray

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Bronze

Paradisoterrestre Rue Férou Table Lamp in Blue Polished Bronze by Man Ray
By Man Ray, ParadisoTerrestre
Located in New York, NY
An ash of joy, poetry and state, this is the definition for Man Ray's work through whom the simplest Directional lamp-shade in history meets the object. The perfect object was born. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Man Ray

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Bronze

Paradisoterrestre Rue Férou Table Lamp in White Polished Bronze by Man Ray
By Man Ray, ParadisoTerrestre
Located in New York, NY
An ash of joy, poetry and state, this is the definition for Man Ray's work through whom the simplest directional lamp-shade in history meets the object. The perfect object was born. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Man Ray

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Bronze

Untitled Portrait of Female, Silver Gelatin Print
By Man Ray
Located in Bay Harbor Island, FL
Untitled Portrait of Female by Man Ray Silver Gelatin Print Framed Image size: 9.75 in. H x 7.75 in. W Sheet size: 10.13 in. H x 10.25 in. W Frame size: 17.5 in. H x 16.5 in. W Stamp...
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20th Century Modern Man Ray

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Man Ray Archive Photography of Mariza Casati
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Man Ray archive photography of Markiza Casati in 1922. Printed, circa 1970. Gelatin silver bromide 24 x 18. Man Ray (1890-1976) was an American visual artist who spent most ...
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1920s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Paper

Juliet, 1932, Silver Gelatin Print, Dada, Surrealist, Modern Art
By Man Ray
Located in Hamburg, DE
Man Ray (1890-1976) Juliet, 1945/1991 Medium: Silver Gelatin Print (later print) Dimensions: 30.5 x 24 cm Stamped: "Copie d'une épreuve originale - ADAGP Man Ray Trust" Condition: Ve...
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20th Century Modern Man Ray

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Silver Gelatin

Man Ray Limited Edition Blak and White Heliogravure Electricite Rayograph, 1931
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Rayograph He´liogravure by Man Ray for Compagnie Parisienne de Distribution d'Electricite´, 1931. Printed in Heliogravure and signed in the negative 500 copies. Man Ray (1890–...
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1930s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Paper

Man Ray Photography of Andre Breton
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Portrait of Andre Breton photographed by Man Ray A posthumous print from the original negative circa 1970 by Pierre Gassmann. Gelatine silver bromide. Framed in a 19th century ...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Paper

Man Ray Photography
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Man Ray photography This is an archive silver gelatin copy. Not signed or stamped. Man Ray (1890–1976) was an American visual artist who spent most of his career in France. He w...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Paper

Alexandre Lolas Exhibition Poster. Made in Italy
By Man Ray
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
Poster. Made in Italy. Measures 32.75 x 19 inches and is unframed. The piece is in Good/Fair Condition-significant fading/discoloration primarily on the top portion of the print-cons...
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Late 20th Century Man Ray

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Lithograph

Four "La Lune Sous Le Chapeau" Table Lamps by Man Ray
By Man Ray, Cassina
Located in Dronten, NL
Elegant table lamp made by Nemo Cassina. Steel frame in grey, lampshade in white composite material. Italy, 1973. Marked with label. 4 available, priced individually. Referenc...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Composition, Steel

Man Ray Photography
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Man Ray photography This is an archive silver gelatin copy. Not signed or stamped. Man Ray (1890–1976) was an American visual artist who spent most of his career in France. He w...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Paper

Man Ray Black and White Photography of Georges Braque
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Man Ray photography of Georges Braque, 1930. A posthumous print from the original negative in 1977 by Pierre Gassmann. Gelatin silver bromide, framed on a 19th century frame wi...
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1930s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Paper

Man Ray Le Cadeau Surrealist Sculpture, 1974
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Sculpture by Man Ray titled Cadeau manufactured 1974 in France. Signed. Man Ray (1890-1976) was an American visual artist who spent most of his career in France. He was a signifi...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Iron

Man Ray Electricite Black and White Rayograph, 1931
By Man Ray
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Rayograph Héliogravure by Man Ray for Compagnie Parisienne de Distribution d'Electricité, 1931. Printed in Heliogravure and signed in the negative 500 copies. Man Ray (1890–19...
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1930s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Man Ray

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Paper

Man Ray--Camera International-27.5" x 19.75"-Poster-1985-Photography-Black
By Man Ray
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rare poster by the artist in his unique experimental style.
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20th Century Man Ray

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Offset

Due Figure
By Man Ray
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: Man Ray (American, 1890-1976) Title: Due Figure Year: 1968 Medium: Color lithograph Edition: Inscribed E.A (Epreuve d'Artiste) in pencil Paper: Arches Image size: 18.5 x...
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Mid-20th Century Dada Man Ray

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Lithograph

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