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Man Ray Art

American, 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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Artist: Man Ray
Surrealist Profil - Handsigned Original Lithograph
By Man Ray
Located in Paris, FR
Man RAY (Emmanuel Radnitsky, aka) Surrealist Profile, 1971 Handsigned original lithograph On Arches vellum, 50.5 x 36 cm (c. 19.6 x 14,1 inch) Edition limited to 180 copies (unnumbe...
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1970s Surrealist Man Ray Art

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Lithograph

Mythologia Moderna II
By Man Ray
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: Man Ray (American, 1890-1976) Title: Mythologia Moderna II Year: 1969 Medium: Color lithograph Edition: numbered 46/175 in pencil Paper: Arches watermarked Image siz...
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Mid-20th Century Dada Man Ray Art

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Lithograph

Decanter - Original Etching and Screen Print by Man Ray - 1973
By Man Ray
Located in Roma, IT
Decanter from "Revoving Doors" is an original artwork realized by Man Ray in 1973 realized in mixed colored etching and silkscreen. Hand signed on the lower right margin. Edition of...
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1970s Surrealist Man Ray Art

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Screen, Etching

Dream Flowers, Irène, 1969 - Original Handsigned Etching
By Man Ray
Located in Paris, FR
Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitsky, aka) Dream Flowers, Irène, 1969 Handsigned original etching On vellum, 23 x 17 cm (c. 9 x 6,6 inch) Numbered /50 copies INFORMATIONS : This etching i...
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray Art

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Etching

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

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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 Art

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Lithograph

1971 lithograph by Man Ray - Natasha - Dada - Surrealism
By Man Ray
Located in PARIS, FR
Very nice lithograph by Man Ray ( 1890 - 1970 ) who was an American visual artist and spent most of his career in Paris. This unique trial proof is hand signed by the artist. He was ...
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1970s Dada Man Ray Art

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Paper, Lithograph

Oggetto Matematico (Mathematical Object )
By Man Ray
Located in Wien, 9
Man Ray is considered a representative of Dadaism and Surrealism. He was born in Philadelphia in 1890. Man Ray was active as a painter, object artist, photographer and film director....
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1930s Surrealist Man Ray Art

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Photographic Paper

Donna
By Man Ray
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this color etching with aquatint. From "La Ballade des Dames." Signed and inscribed E.A. in pencil.
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1970s Surrealist Man Ray Art

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Color, Etching, Aquatint

Gift, 1921 ("Cadeau")
By Man Ray
Located in New York, NY
Man Ray Man Ray Gift, 1921 ("Cadeau"), 1974 Cast iron with brown patina and copper nails. Signed, inscribed & numbered. Laminated COA. Edition of 5000 Stamped by artist's estate, Si...
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20th Century Surrealist Man Ray Art

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Copper, Iron

Mask and Hands - Original handsigned etching
By Man Ray
Located in Paris, FR
Man Ray (Emmanuel RADNITZKY called) Mask and Hands, 1969 Original etching and aquatint Handsigned in pencil Numbered / 25 (Roman numeral) On BFK Rives vellum 37.5 x 27,5 cm (c. 14,...
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Man Ray, Échiquier Surréaliste: 1934/1991, Silver Gelatin Print, Dada
By Man Ray
Located in Hamburg, DE
Man Ray (1890-1976) Échiquier Surréaliste (Surrealist Checkerboard), 1934/1991 Medium: Silver Gelatin Print (later print) Dimensions: 30.5 x 23.7 cm Stamped: "Copie d'une épreuve...
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20th Century Surrealist Man Ray Art

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Silver Gelatin

L'album des demeures d'Hypnos by Man Ray
By Man Ray
Located in Long Island City, NY
An original hand-signed lithograph and numbered lithograph by influential artist and photographer, Man Ray. The print measures 19.25 x 12.5 inches and is numbered 46/99. Nicely fram...
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1970s Dada Man Ray Art

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Lithograph

Man Ray, Juliet - 1932/1991, 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 Art

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Silver Gelatin

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 Art

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Lithograph

Dancing Woman - Original handsigned etching
By Man Ray
Located in Paris, FR
Man Ray (Emmanuel RADNITZKY called) Dancing Woman, 1970 Original etching and aquatint Handsigned in pencil Numbered / 100 On Lana vellum 66 x 51 cm (c. 26 x 20 in) Good condition...
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1970s Surrealist Man Ray Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Hollywood : Mr and Mrs Woodman - Original Handsigned Gelatin Silver Print
By Man Ray
Located in Paris, FR
Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitsky, called) Hollywood : Mr and Mrs Woodman, 1970 Original gelatin silver print Handsigned on the back Authenticated with the artist stamp "Epreuve originale...
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1970s Surrealist Man Ray Art

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Silver Gelatin

Portrait of Francis Picabia - Original Photograph by Man Ray - 1935
By Man Ray
Located in Roma, IT
Original Vintage hand signed Photograph, 1935. Dimensions : 27x22 cm. This wonderful photograph by Man Ray shows an intense portrait of Francis Picabia, French painter, poet and le...
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1930s Dada Man Ray Art

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Photographic Paper

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 Art

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Lithograph

Overlay of Spoons - Original handsigned etching
By Man Ray
Located in Paris, FR
Man Ray (Emmanuel RADNITZKY called) Overlay of Spoons, 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 Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Space Invasion - Original lithograph
By Man Ray
Located in Paris, FR
MAN RAY (1890-1976) Space Invasion, 1975 Original lithograph (Printed in Desjobert workshop) Printed signature in the plate On heavy paper 31 x 24 cm (c. 12 x 10 inch) Edited by San...
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1970s Abstract Man Ray Art

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Lithograph

Two Hands
By Man Ray
Located in New York, NY
MAN RAY Two Hands, 1966 Mixed Media: Silkscreen on Plexiglass Measurements: Image: 20"h x 16"w sheet plexi: 25.5"h x 19.5"w overall (with frame): 26.75"h x 20.75"w. Edition 3/40 Han...
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray Art

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Mixed Media, Screen

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 Art

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Lithograph

Man Ray - The Merry Wives of Windsor - Hand-Signed Lithography, 1972
By Man Ray
Located in Varese, VA
Man Ray ( 1890 - 1976 ) - The Merry Wives of Windsor - Hand-Signed Lithography, 1972 Aditional Informtion: Material: Color lithography Edited in 1972 Limited edition in 100 exemplar...
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20th Century Man Ray Art

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Lithograph

Woman Bust - Handsigned Original Lithograph
By Man Ray
Located in Paris, FR
Man RAY (Emmanuel Radnitsky, aka) Woman 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 exem...
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1970s Surrealist Man Ray Art

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Lithograph

Le Cadeau
By Man Ray
Located in New York, NY
Cast metal multiple. Signed, titled and numbered 2382/5000. Initialed and numbered 2382/5000 on the printed plastic justification card. Cast by the Mirano Foundry, Venice. Produced b...
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1970s Dada Man Ray Art

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Metal

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 Art

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Lithograph

"Concert" From "La Ballade des Dames Hors du Temps" Limited Edition Lithograph
By Man Ray
Located in ludlow, GB
This is an incredibly rare and beautiful Limited Edition Etching with Aquatint on Wove Paper by the world famous Man Ray. It is number 1/V from the Catalogue proofs aside from the ed...
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20th Century Surrealist Man Ray Art

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Lithograph

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 Art

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Lithograph

Cactus, 1971 - Print by Man Ray
By Man Ray
Located in Castricum, NH
Cactus, 1971- Print by Man Ray Artist: Man Ray Technique: Etching and aquatint on fine art paper Size: 56 W x 76 H cm Hand-signed: Yes Framed: No Provenance: Private collection Th...
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20th Century Man Ray Art

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Paper, Etching, Aquatint

Senza Titolo
By Man Ray
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled, Senza Titolo,1962 is a color lithograph on Arches watermarked paper by artist Man Ray (American, 1890-1976) It his hand signed and numbered out of the edition o...
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Late 20th Century Dada Man Ray Art

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Lithograph

Sonia from La Ballade des Dames Hors du Temps
By Man Ray
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Man Ray, American (1890 - 1976) Title: Sonia from La Ballade des Dames Hors du Temps Year: 1970 Medium: Aquatint Etching, Signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 75; HC XV/XXV...
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1970s Modern Man Ray Art

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Etching, Aquatint

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

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Lithograph

Les Nuits de Saint Jean De Luz
By Man Ray
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: Man Ray (American, 1890-1976) Title: Les Nuits De aint Jean De Luz Year: 1968 Medium: Color Lithograph Edition: Numbered 87/120 in pencil Paper: Arches P...
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1960s Dada Man Ray Art

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Lithograph

Cadeau
By Man Ray
Located in New York, NY
An iconic and historic work of art, Man Ray's Le Cadeau ("The Gift"), is an early ready-made created by the artist in 1921 during his Dada period. Typical of the perverse, subversive...
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Late 20th Century Modern Man Ray Art

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Iron

Electro-Magie Electro-Image - Original handsigned etching
By Man Ray
Located in Paris, FR
Man Ray (Emmanuel RADNITZKY called) Electro-Magie Electro-Image, 1969 Original etching and aquatint Handsigned in pencil Numbered / 25 (Roman numeral) On BFK Rives vellum 37.5 x 27...
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Cactus Diamant
By Man Ray
Located in San Francisco, CA
Artist: Man Ray (American, 1890-1976) Title: Cactus Diamant Year: 1971 Medium: Color Serigraph Edition: Numbered E.A. V/X Paper: Arches paper Image size: 19.5 x 23.75 inches Fram...
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1970s Dada Man Ray Art

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Screen

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 Art

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Lithograph

Alexandre Lolas Exhibition Poster. Made in Italy
By Man Ray
Located in Clinton Township, 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 Art

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Lithograph

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

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Etching

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

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Etching

Friendship, Eve, 1969 - Original Handsigned Etching, Numbered /50
By Man Ray
Located in Paris, FR
Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitsky, aka) Friendship, Eve, 1969 Handsigned original etching On vellum, 23 x 17 cm (c. 9 x 6,6 inch) Numbered /50 copies INFORMATIONS : This etching is par...
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray Art

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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 Art

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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 Art

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Etching

Le Centaure
By Man Ray
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork by Man Ray (American, 1890-1976) is a color lithograph titled "Le Centaure," 1969. Numbered 45/60 in pencil, it is printed on Arches paper and hand signed in p...
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Late 20th Century Dada Man Ray Art

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Lithograph

In Cima Del Mundo
By Man Ray
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork in an original color lithograph by artist Man Ray (American, 1890-1976) It is signed and numbered 7/110 in pencil by the artist. The image size is 19 x 16 inches, and th...
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1970s Dada Man Ray Art

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Lithograph

Marchand de Couleurs
By Man Ray
Located in San Francisco, CA
This artwork titled, Marchand de Couleurs, is an original color lithograph on Wove paper by American artist Man Ray, 1890-1976. It is hand signed and inscribed A.P (Artist Proof) in ...
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1970s Dada Man Ray Art

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Lithograph

"Electro Magie Electro Image," Etching and Aquatint signed by Man Ray
By Man Ray
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Electro Magie Electro Image" is an original etching and aquatint by Man Ray. This piece depicts a pink magnet with the title written in cursive underneath and is signed by Man Ray i...
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1960s Dada Man Ray Art

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Etching, Aquatint

"Sheila," Etching and Aquatint in Color signed by Man Ray
By Man Ray
Located in Milwaukee, WI
This original etching and aquatint in colors is by Surrealist and Dada artist Man Ray, an excerpt from the book "Ballade de Dames Hors du Temps". The etching is from a sketch Man Ra...
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1970s Surrealist Man Ray Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Untitled Portrait of Female, Silver Gelatin Print
By Man Ray
Located in Miami Beach, 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 Art

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Le Tour
By Man Ray
Located in New York, NY
This wood and painted foam sculpture encased in glass was created by the artist in 1981. Signed by the artist, numbered, and titled underneath the base, with written certification by...
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1980s Modern Man Ray Art

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Foam, Glass, Wood

Priapus
By Man Ray
Located in New York, NY
Limited-edition of 7 Hand-applied patina Hand-inscribed Published by Sergio Tosi, Italy
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1960s Surrealist Man Ray Art

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Bronze

Surrealist Figure - Original handsigned etching
By Man Ray
Located in Paris, FR
Man Ray (Emmanuel RADNITZKY called) Surrealist Figure, 1970 Original etching and aquatint Handsigned in pencil Numbered / 100 On Lana vellum 66 x 51 cm (c. 26 x 20 in) Good condi...
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1970s Surrealist Man Ray Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Tre Figure
By Man Ray
Located in Tbilisi, GE
Colour lithograph on Arches
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20th Century Contemporary Man Ray Art

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Lithograph

Rue Férou
By Man Ray
Located in Tbilisi, GE
Colour lithograph - Astrid, Varese - Printed by Atelier Desjobert, Paris
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20th Century Contemporary Man Ray Art

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Lithograph

Cactus Diamond
By Man Ray
Located in Tbilisi, GE
Printed by Il Dialogo, Milan
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19th Century Contemporary Man Ray Art

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Silk

La Fortune II
By Man Ray
Located in Tbilisi, GE
Colour lithograph
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20th Century Contemporary Man Ray Art

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Lithograph

Incompris
By Man Ray
Located in Tbilisi, GE
Colour lithograph on Japon paper
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20th Century Contemporary Man Ray Art

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Lithograph

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    Man Ray, an American photographer, painter and filmmaker, was known for his revolutionary experimentation with photography, including making “cameraless” pictures by placing objects on light-sensitive paper and exposing the paper to light. Ray called these photographs “rayographs.” On 1stDibs, Shop a collection of authentic Man Ray photographs from top sellers worldwide.

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