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    Art Brokerage; Man Ray American Artist: b. 1890-1976. Man Ray was born Emmanuel Radnitsky in Philadelphia on August 27, 1890. With bitter memories of teasing at school because of his foreign sounding name, he became Man Ray in his early twenties. At an early age he became adept at building, repairing, inventing and sketching. Refusing a scholarship to study architecture, Man Ray supported himself as a commercial artist and draftsman, while studying art in night classes at various schools in New York. Exposed to Cubism at the 1913 Armory Show, the artist soon incorporated those stylistic elements in his work, met Marcel Duchamp, and bought his first camera. His close friendship with Duchamp, spanning fifty-five years, influenced their respective work and resulted in collaborative creative endeavors. Encouraged by Duchamp, May Ray moved to Paris in 1921, and with the exception of ten years in Hollywood during World War II, he spent the rest of his life there. He joined the Parisian Dada group and then the Surrealists. Possessing an endlessly fertile imagination, Man Ray continued to create new and startling artworks throughout his long career. Always at the forefront of the avant garde, he experimented with every conceivable medium, invented a number of his own and influenced several generations of artists. His major contributions fall into the categories of painting, sculpture and photography, including film. His work included readymades, assisted readymades, and assorted assemblages--often more complex than they seemed--involving complicated puns and hidden implications. His objects, he said, were always "designed to amuse, annoy, bewilder, mystify, inspire reflection, but not to arouse admiration for any technical excellence usually sought or valued in objects classified as works of art." Much of his work was developed for its shock value. Some of his objects, destroyed by visitors to their exhibitions, or lost (like Cadeau ), were re-created later. During the six decades of his career, Man Ray had innumerable one-man shows. Listings wanted. Check out our new sister site

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Untitled Photograph 1934 20x16 Photography - Man Ray NEW

Man Ray

Untitled Photograph 1934 20x16

Photography: Sheet Fed Photogravure/Heliogravure, Not Signed, From the Edition of 101, Edition is Not Numbered

Size: 11x8 in  | 28x19 cm
🔥🔥🔥1934 Framed Photograph Mounted on Board - Blue Chip - Inquire - A Real Steal
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Rebus 1970 HS Limited Edition Print - Man Ray

Man Ray

Rebus 1970 HS

Limited Edition Print: Aquatint on Wove Paper, Hand Signed, From the Edition of 100

Size: 12x8 in  | 29x20 cm
🔥1970 Hand Signed Limited Edition Aquatint - Inquire
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Fleur de Lumiere 1970 Limited Edition Print - Man Ray

Man Ray

Fleur de Lumiere 1970

Limited Edition Print: Etching and Aquatint on Paper, Hand Signed, From the edition of 25

Size: 26x20 in  | 66x50 cm
Hand Signed Etching with Aquatint $2,975
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Cadeau (The Gift) Il Dono Iron Sculpture 1974 Sculpture - Man Ray

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Cadeau (The Gift) Il Dono Iron Sculpture 1974

Sculpture: Iron Cast, Hand Signed, From the edition of 5000

Size: 65x4x6 in  | 165x10x15 cm
1974 Limited Edition Iron Sculpture
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