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Man Ray Surrealist Framed Black and White Photography 'Hommage a Lautréamont'

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Presenting a captivating posthumous print of the iconic photograph "Beau comme la rencontre fortuite, sur une table de dissection, d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie" by the acclaimed artist Man Ray. This print, circa 1970, was produced by Pierre Gassmann from the original negative, ensuring its authenticity and quality. The photograph is beautifully framed in a 19th-century frame, complemented by museum glass that enhances its visual impact and protects it from external elements. The back of the frame bears the distinguished Man Ray Paris Stamp and Pierre Gassmann Stamp, further authenticating its origin. Man Ray, born Emmanuel Radnitzky in Philadelphia in 1890 and passing away in Paris in 1976, was a prominent figure associated with the Dada and Surrealist movements. As one of the few American artists closely connected to these avant-garde movements, Man Ray drew inspiration from European artists like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, whom he encountered at Alfred Stieglitz's New York gallery and the 1913 Armory Show. His photographic works are widely recognized as his most significant achievements, particularly his portraits, fashion photographs, and technical experiments, including solarization and rayographs (photograms) that were highly acclaimed by the Surrealists. Man Ray once declared, "I do not photograph nature, I photograph my visions." In 1915, he met Marcel Duchamp, who became a lifelong friend and influence, prompting Man Ray to relocate to Paris, where he practiced his art for over two decades. This framed photograph measures approximately 18.51 inches (47 cm) in height, 14.18 inches (36 cm) in width, and 0.79 inches (2 cm) in depth, showcasing the artwork's impressive presence. It belongs to the Mid-Century Modern style, indicative of the period it was created in, the 1930s. Crafted from paper, the photograph was produced in France, further adding to its artistic heritage. The condition of this remarkable piece is consistent with its age and use, exhibiting a genuine patina that enhances its historical appeal and authenticity. Don't miss the opportunity to own a posthumous print of Man Ray's iconic photograph, exquisitely framed in a 19th-century frame, and experience the visionary artistry of this influential artist in the realm of photography.
  • Creator:
    Man Ray (Photographer)
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 18.51 in (47 cm)Width: 14.18 in (36 cm)Depth: 0.79 in (2 cm)
  • Style:
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    circa 1970
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Barcelona, ES
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU1427222271162
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