‘Cadeau’ – French for ‘gift’ – is one of the iconic artworks of the Surrealist movement. To celebrate the birthday of its creator, Man Ray (on 27 August 1890), we have a gift for you…a slideshow of extraordinary artworks by Man Ray and some of those he worked closely with (enjoy!)

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  • Man Ray, 'Cadeau' 1921, editioned replica 1972

    Man Ray
    Cadeau 1921, editioned replica 1972
    Iron and nails
    object: 178 x 94 x 126 mm
    Presented by the Tate Collectors Forum 2002 Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • Man Ray, 'Indestructible Object' 1923, remade 1933, editioned replica 1965

    Man Ray
    Indestructible Object 1923, remade 1933, editioned replica 1965
    Wooden metronome and photograph
    unconfirmed: 215 x 110 x 115 mm
    Presented by the Friends of the Tate Gallery 2000 Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • Man Ray, 'Gertrude Stein' circa 1920-9

    Man Ray
    Gertrude Stein circa 1920-9
    Gelatin silver print on paper
    unconfirmed: 240 x 180 mm
    Accepted by HM Government in lieu of Inheritance Tax from the Estate of Barbara Lloyd and allocated to Tate 2009 Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • Man Ray, 'Pisces' 1938

    Man Ray
    Pisces 1938
    Oil on canvas
    support: 600 x 730 mm frame: 775 x 905 x 110 mm
    Presented by William N. Copley 1960 Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • Man Ray, 'Emak Bakia' 1926, remade 1970

    Man Ray
    Emak Bakia 1926, remade 1970
    Wood and horse hair
    object: 510 x 197 x 260 mm, 1.4 kg
    Presented by the Tate Collectors Forum 2002 Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • Max Ernst, 'Celebes' 1921

    Max Ernst
    Celebes 1921
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1254 x 1079 mm frame: 1397 x 1210 x 102 mm
    Purchased 1975 ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • Francis Picabia, 'Alarm Clock' 1919

    Francis Picabia
    Alarm Clock 1919
    Ink on paper
    support: 318 x 230 mm
    Purchased 2011 ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • Jean Arp (Hans Arp), 'Moustaches' circa 1925

    Jean Arp (Hans Arp)
    Moustaches circa 1925
    Oil on card
    object: 307 x 227 mm, 5 mm frame: 345 x 265 x 40 mm
    Presented by Mr and Mrs Robert Lewin through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1988 DACS, 2002

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  • Marcel Duchamp, 'Why Not Sneeze Rose Sélavy?' 1921, replica 1964

    Marcel Duchamp
    Why Not Sneeze Rose Slavy? 1921, replica 1964
    Mixed media
    unconfirmed: 114 x 220 x 160 mm
    Purchased 1999 Succession Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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  • Dorothea Tanning, 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik' 1943

    Dorothea Tanning
    Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 1943
    Oil on canvas
    support: 407 x 610 mm frame: 640 x 833 x 85 mm
    Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund and the American Fund for the Tate Gallery 1997 DACS, 2002

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