Man Ray

1890–1976

Man Ray, ‘Cadeau’ 1921, editioned replica 1972
Cadeau 1921, editioned replica 1972
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Andy Warhol, ‘Man Ray’ 1974
Andy Warhol
Man Ray 1974
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Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky; August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976) was an American visual artist who spent most of his career in France. He was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal. He produced major works in a variety of media but considered himself a painter above all. He was best known for his photography, and he was a renowned fashion and portrait photographer. Man Ray is also noted for his work with photograms, which he called "rayographs" in reference to himself.

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