Man Ray- Eaton
most well-know for his 'rayographs,' in which he put he
put three-dimensional objects on light sensitive paper, creating
photographs without a camera that resulted in virtually ghostly
images — that Man Ray drew this untitled ink-and-pencil-on-paper
work. Now on view at Eaton Fine Art, 435 Gardenia St. in
West Palm Beach, Florida as part of a rotating exhibition
of works on paper through Sept. 30 2005, the drawing resonates
with Man Ray's themes at the time — flight, fear and
an unknown world future.
The Imagery of Chess Revisited at the Isamu Noguchi
Foundation and Garden Museum
To be on view at The Noguchi Museum
October 20, 2005 - March 6, 2006
Organized by The Noguchi Museum and Larry List
32-37 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11106, entrance
on 33rd at Vernon Blvd.
Ray's Paris Portraits: 1921-39
Oct 17 - Dec 20, 2003
MAN RAY’S PARIS PORTRAITS, 1921 – 1939
Carosso Fine Art, in association with Timothy Baum, noted Man Ray expert and
scholar, will present Man Ray’s Paris Portraits, 1921 -1939, an in-depth
survey of Man Ray’s portrait photography in Paris during the two decades
between the two World Wars. The exhibition will open on Friday, October 17th,
and will continue until Saturday, December 20th.
This exhibition, composed entirely of vintage period prints, will cover the
entire gamut of Man Ray’s vast array of subjects: artists, writers, actors,
composers, nightclub performers, celebrities of the fashion and political worlds,
doyens of the contemporary aristocratic society, and other personalities. Among
the important images to be presented in this show are studies of Gertrude Stein
and Alice B. Toklas, James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Marcel Proust on his Deathbed,
Kiki de Montparnasse, Erik Satie, André Breton, Sinclair Lewis, Aldous
Huxley, Pablo Picasso, Mrs. Wallis Simpson (prior to becoming the Duchess of
Windsor), and Léon Blum (during his reign as leader of the French Socialist
Party). A total of approximately fifty works will be on display.
Please contact the gallery for further information.
CAROSSO FINE ART
42 East 76th Street
New York, New York 10021
Conversion to Modernism:
The Early Works of Man Ray
September 19–November 30, 2003
Georgia Museum of Art
University of Georgia
90 Carlton Street, Athens, GA 30602
Man Ray (1890-1976), a painter, writer, sculptor, photographer and filmmaker,
is best known for his association with French Surrealism in Paris during the
1920s and 1930s. Drawn from an array of international private collections and
museums, Conversion to Modernism includes more than 80 drawings, watercolors,
oil paintings, and ephemerae related to Ray’s early years as an artist.
This exhibition concentrates on the work, significant for an understanding
of his artistic development and the modernist era in the United States, produced
by Ray during the years 1907 through 1917. The first section of works, dating
from 1907 to 1912, offers viewers an indication of the Philadelphia-born Man
Ray’s development from his high school years in Brooklyn to his early
artistic studies in New York. There, Ray saw exhibitions at Alfred Stieglitz’s
291 Gallery and was influenced by the art of Paul Cézanne. The exhibition
continues with a large section of Fauvist and Cubist style works created by
Ray during the years 1913 to 1915 when he lived in a small artist’s colony
in Grantwood, New Jersey. This era in Ray’s development marks a shift
from naturalistic to imaginary landscape painting. The exhibition concludes
with a sampling of Ray’s works, beginning to show the impact of Marcel
Duchamp and Dada, from 1916 and 1917.
Conversion to Modernism will be on view in the George-Ann and Boone Knox Gallery
of Prints and Drawings and the Rachel Cosby Conway and Alfred Heber Holbrook
Galleries. Organized by Gail Stavitsky, chief curator at the Montclair Art
Museum, New Jersey, and Francis M. Naumann, Conversion to Modernism is sponsored
by Louis T. Griffith, a benefactor of the Friends of the Museum, by the W.
Newton Morris Charitable Foundation, and by the Friends of the Museum.
The Turchin Center for
the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University in Boone,
North Carolina features
The Omnipotent Dream: Man Ray, Confluences and Influences
October 3 - December
The exhibition features 57 photographs and over 20 objects. Also featured are
works by Arp, Ernst, Kandinsky, Matisse, Miro, Schwitters, Tanguy and others.
Photographs of Man Ray
June 4 -June 29, 2003
Kyoto, Japan - Museum Eki -
7th floor of Isetan Department Store in JR Kyoto Station
The Soprintendenza Speciale
per il Polo Museale Romano is planning to organize an important
exhibition on the collective identity of a group and its
representation in art and in photography,PERSONE. Il Ritratto
di Gruppo dall’Aristocrazia al Quarto Stato, to be
held in Rome, at Palazzo Venezia, from 30 October 2003 to
15 February 2004, curated by Omar Calabrese, Professor of
Semiology of Fine Arts at the University of Siena, and the
Soprintendente Professor Carlo Strinati, with the contribution
of an eminent Scientific Committee. More
infomation to come.
CONVERSION TO MODERNISM:
THE EARLY WORK OF MAN RAY
February 16, 2003 - August 3, 2003 at the Montclair Art
Curated by scholar Francis M.Naumann, Ph.D. and Gail Stavitsky
Ph. D.,Chief Curator of the Montclair Art
Conversion to Modernism: The
Early Work of Man Ray will open at the Montclair Art Museum
on February 16, 2003.
Conversion to Modernism will feature 80 paintings and works
paper by Man Ray between 1907 and 1924. Man Ray is seldom
remembered as a New Jersey artist, though the years he spent
in the Ridgefield, New Jerseyenvirons, amid a lively artist
colony, played a seminal role in his becoming a leading
modernist who adopted an increasingly conceptual approach
toart-making. Conversion to Modernism includes expressive
figure studies and Cézannesque landscapes made from
observation, as well as Cubist still lifes, and a pivotal
series of "imaginary landscapes" based on his
recollections of a New Jersey camping trip in 1913. The
exhibition will also feature recently discovered photographs
taken by Man Ray in Ridgefield, and other rare
documentary materials, including copies of the various magazines
Ray designed and hand-printed during his New Jersey years.
Conversion to Modernism
is complemented by a secondary exhibition
Jonathan Santlofer: The Man Ray Series January, 2003-June,
2003. A group of eight drawings by New York artist Jonathan
Santlofer, this survey offers aselection of the artist's
meticulous, trompe l'oeil renderings of images of Man Ray,
combined with adaptations of Man Ray's provocative, surrealistic
photographic images. Curated by Mary Birmingham. Man Ray
(1890-1976), has long been considered one of the most versatile
and innovative artists of the twentieth century. He is best
known for hisintimate association with the French Surrealist
group in Paris during the 1920's and 1930's, particularly
for his highly inventive and unconventional photographic
images. These remarkable well-acknowledged accomplishments
have overshadowed the importance of his earlier work - significant
not only for an understanding of Man Ray's future artistic
development, but also extremely important in an effort to
gain a thorough understanding of the visual arts in America
during one of the most important and crucial phases of the
LOCATION, HOURS and ADMISSION
The Museum is located at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair,
Jersey,twelve miles west of Manhattan. The Museum is accessible
by publictransportation. For information or directions,
call (973) 746-5555, or
checkthe website, www.montclairartmuseum.org.
Surrealist Muse: Lee Miller, Roland Penrose,
and Man Ray
THE ICONIC INFLUENCE OF LEE MILLER AT THE GETTY
Getty Museum of Art February
25 - June 15, 2003
This exhibition focuses on Lee Miller (American, 1907-1977)
in her role as model, source of inspiration for other artists,
and as a creative artist working in photography. The show
traces Miller's life in photographs, paintings, and mixed-media
works, from her career as a fashion model in New York in
the 1920s to her bohemian life in Europe in the 1930s. During
the late 1920s Miller was the subject of photographs by
Edward Steichen, George Hyningen-Huene, and others in the
New York fashion scene. She became the studio assistant
and subject of photographs by Man Ray in Paris between 1929
and 1932, and with him she collaborated in the rediscovery
of the solarization process. She also inspired paintings,
drawings, mixed-media works and photographs by Man Ray and
Roland Penrose, and paintings by Pablo Picasso. Miller also
created a significant body of photographs that were inmed
by the principles of surrealism even when she was working
in portraiture, fashion, and journalism.
http://www.getty.edu/ for more information
Man Ray Exhibition
Saturday 12th April - Saturday
Monday - Saturday, 10.00 - 16.00
Tristan's Gallery Photographers
49 Molesworth St, Wadebridge
Cornwall. PL27 7DR
Tel: 01208 815767
Man Ray exhibition at Tristan's
Gallery photographers in Wadebridge Cornwall. A pioneer
of 21st century photography and developer of the solarization
technique, Man Ray is regarded as the consummate surrealist
photographer and indeed one of the greatest photographers
that ever lived.
The images chosen by the gallery director Edward Davis cover
some of Man Rays best known works including Glass Tears
and The Kiss as well as some of the more surreal images.
Tristan's Gallery gives collectors a rare opportunity to
purchase his imagery.Man Rays works are rarely seen. This
exhibition provides Cornwall and Tristan's Gallery with
a remarkable opportunity.
Supporting Man Ray are two
prestigious London based photographers. They are exhibiting
a selection of their personal work chosen to run in conjunction
with the Man Ray pictures.Tony Bowran exhibits a series
of figurative images within the theme of spirals. Figures
entwining into sympathetic curves with the background inspired
by the works of Frantisek Drtikol and painters such as Giordio
Morandi and Sir William Nicholson. Wonderfully quiet
is an appropriate explanation for Bowrans work.Charlie Roff
with a more dynamic approach is exhibiting a collection
of limited edition platinum prints. Always capturing
new elements, the key to his work is spontaneity. He
seems always to be aware of foreground/background relationships
and in awe of what he sees. His solution lies within
his fascination of ever changing light and shade.
Visit CafÈ Man
ONE DAY ONLY Dec. 14, 2002
at CafÈ Man Ray, Kyoto, JAPAN
This show is composed of 10 items
from The Personal Collection of Man Ray,
Teruo and Junko Ishihara.
These are the followings.
1) Magazine "View" June,1943 Cover Photograph by
2) To Be Continued Unnoticed, Copley Galleries, 1948.
3) Invitations of Man Ray's Exhibition at Copley Galleries,
4) "Mr. Woodman" Original Photograph (1926/1962).
5) Postcard of "Man Ray A L'heure de l'observatoire-Les
amoureux" Juliet's signature. Dec. 1976.
6) Postcard of "Portrait of Juliet" Man Ray and
7) Letter for Teruo and Junko Ishihara from Juliet Man Ray,
Feb. 1983.8) Poster of the exhibition Man Ray at Nagoya City
Art Museum in May 1991. It carried an Object of "Cafe
9) "Nu Bleute" Original silk screen on plexiglass.
10) Tape of the lecture by Man Ray: The Doyen of Dadaism.
(1956/1973)."For the opening of my show, I had a typical
French cafÈ installed in the garden, run by Stravinsky's
daughter-in-law, Francoise, serving onion soup, red
wine and black coffee. People carried their whisky from
another room to the little tables and sat listening to popular
French records played on the phono. ----- The party lasted
late into the night, until all the whisky was consumed".
Man Ray "SELF PORTRAIT" P.355
ATLANTIC-LITTLE, BROWN, 1963.You can also enjoy the show in
Saturday December 14, 2002 from 11:00 -18:00
CafÈ Man Ray
Syueid! o Building 1F, karasuma-Higashi-iru, BukoujiDori,
Shimogyoku, Kyoto 600 JAPAN
man ray ist
Hillwood Art Museum
C.W. Post Long Island University- Brookville, New York
MAN RAY: VOYEUR/VOYANT
OCTOBER 21 - NOVEMBER
Exhibiton curated by Laura Moakley
in conjunction with Hillwood Art Museum
OPENING RECEPTION: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22,
5 -8 PM
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 7- 8 PM- Michael
Senft, Promient art dealer of Man Ray will present a
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 5:30-7pm- Francine
Prose the author of The
Lives of the Muses will be reading excerpts
about the relationship of Lee Miller and her musedom with
Man Ray. The reading will be followed by a book signing.
Erotic objectivity. This exhibition includes
Man Rays photographs, sculptures, paintings, prints,
films, letters and drawings reference the female form and
its inherent sensuality. In collaboration with the Long
Island based Man Ray Trust and private collectors, Hillwood
Art Museum will present an original exhibition curated jointly
by Laura Moakley, Registrar at the Man Ray Trust, and Hillwood
More than 50 original works will be included
in the exhibition as well as ephemera collected by the artist.
The grouping includes work prints that Man Ray marked for
cropping which provide insight into his compositional techniques.
Man Ray used a variety of unique photographic medium into
the genre of Surrealism. Solarization, a technique that
involves exposing the light sensitive paper to more or less
light during the developing process, produces dramatic effects
of light and dark while other photographs use double exposure
to enhance surreal overtones. These techniques demonstrated
Man Rays innovative ideas and desire to make photographs
in the vein of
Man Rays contribution to photography
came from his Dadaist background, friendship with Marcel
Duchamp, and his involvement with the Surrealists in Paris
in the 1920s. His understanding of the nature of object-making
and experimentation free him, and other later artists, to
use photography as a form of expression within the language
of Surrealism. He used light sensitive photographic paper
to explore two-dimensional composition by placing objects
on the paper, exposing it to light and then developing the
paper using a traditional photographic process. These compositions
of light and dark are known as Rayographs. Since there is
no negative involved, as in traditional photography, they
are each originals and do not exist as multiples.
Each of Man Rays artworks exhibits
his immersion in the zeitgeist of Surrealism. His interest
in the Surreal informed is artwork andfurthered his exploration
of the female form. the images contained in the exhibition
are at once provocative and elegant.
Hillwood Art Museum is located on the C.W. Post campus of
Long Island University, at 720 Northern Boulevard (Route
25A) in Brookville, N.Y.
For more infomation please call (516)299-4073 or website
Directions : http://www.cwpost.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/location/directions.html
Hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
9:30-4:30pm,Tuesday: 9:30-7:30, and Saturday 11:00-3:00pm
For more information contact Laura
Denver Museum of Art
by Herbert Bayer and Man Ray
May 4th thru October 13, 2002.
.This exhibition features works created
around 1930 by Man Ray, an American living in Paris, and Herbert
Bayer, the Austrian-born Bauhaus master who later moved to
Aspen. Man Rays photographs, from the portfolio Électricité
(1931), include Rayographs his term for camera-less
images made by placing objects directly on photographic paper
or film which is then exposed to light. Bayers works
include photomontages (several images combined into one) and
fotoplastiken his term for art made by
constructing and photographing abstract or surreal arrangements.
Approximately 20 works from the Denver Art Museum collection
Haggerty Museum of
Art on Marquette University, Milwalkee
"Man Ray on Paper"
April 1 - May 26, 2002
Works on paper by Man Ray including the 1926 Revolving Doors
portfolio are the subject of this exhibition which looks at
the important contribution made by Man Ray to Surrealism and
Abstraction. The Revolving Doors portfolio represents an important
body of work, which reflects Man Ray's interest in color and
abstraction. Also included in this exhibition will be the
photogravure series L'Electricité along with other
works by Man Ray.
For more information on this exhibition please
contact the Haggerty
Museum of Art.
Fine Art Museums of San Francisco:
Legion of Honor in Lincoln park
Dreaming with Open Eyes
February 2, 2002 - April 28,
Approximately 200 provocative works document the raucous,
convention-challenging, highly creative histories of two closely
related movements in early 20th-century art: Dada and Surrealism.
Drawn from the renowned Vera, Silvia, and Artur Schwarz Collection
in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the show includes works
by such key figures as Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Paul Klee,
Joan Miro, Francis Picabia, Marcel Duchamp, and Man Ray, among
many others. Work in all media will be shown, from sculpture
and books to paintings and photography, demonstrating the
experimental nature of both movements as artists drew upon
such devices as dream imagery, automatic or unconscious writing,
found objects, humor and parody, collage and construction
to attack notions of tradition and decorum in modern art.
The showing at the Legion of Honor is the first in a three-venue
tour of this exhibition, which is organized by the Israel
For More Information :
Legion of Honor
The Metropolitian Museum
of Art- New York, N.Y.
Surrealism: Desire Unbound
February 6, 2002May 12, 2002
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, 2nd floor
A central theme of Surrealism, a major artistic movement
of the 20th century, was desire in its many manifestations.
The first major survey of Surrealism in more than 20 years,
this exhibition presents the richness and diversity of this
obsessive but very human and constant theme through more than
300 paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, and
films. The selection ranges in date from the decade anticipating
the first manifestations of Surrealism in 1924 to more recent
years. Artists represented include Giorgio de Chirico, Joseph
Cornell, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst,
Alberto Giacometti, Arshile Gorky, René Magritte, Man
Ray, André Masson, Joan Miró, and Pablo Picasso.
Man Rays photographic impotrantce in the surrealist
movement is seen through the many photographs featured.
For more information: www.met.org
Center of Photography -Midtown Manahttan, NY City
Man Ray: Photography and Its Double
November 18, 1998 to January
This exhibition, organized by the Centre Georges Pompidou,
Musee national d'art moderne, Paris, is drawn from the Man
Ray archives donated to its collections in 1994. The archive's
13,500 negatives and more than 5,000 contact prints encourage
a new understanding of the artist's work. Original contact
prints are to a photographer what sketches are to a painter:
both permit art historians and the public to study the artist's
working methods. Similarly, the negatives-some of which have
been specially printed so they could be compared to the vintage
prints (they were printed as contacts, and therefore without
interpretation)-point to the photographer's work of printing.
Man Ray, who liked to present the image of himself as a dilettante,
let us believe that his photographs were the result of chance.
This presentation of his work proves that they were rather
the product of careful reflection and diligent labor.
This exhibition is made possible with generous support from
Getty Museum -Los Angeles, CA
A Practical Dreamer: The Photographs
of Man Ray
October 27, 1998 - January 17, 1999
This exhibition, drawn from the Museum's collection with loans
from the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and
the Humanities, is a broad survey of the photographs by Man
Ray, the American painter, filmmaker, sculptor, and photographer
best known for his contributions to the Dada and Surrealist
movements in Paris between the World Wars. The title of this
exhibition of more than 100 works is taken from the artist's
own words. As Man Ray explained in 1945, his art was designed
to amuse, bewilder, annoy, or to inspire reflection, but not
to arouse admiration for any technical excellence... The streets
are full of admirable craftsmen, but so few practical dreamers.
Curated by Kate Ware, Assistant Curator of
Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum
At The Salvador
Dali Museum -St.Petersberg, Florida
November 11th 1998 - February
On November 6, the Salvador Dali Museum will open Surrealism
in America During the 1930s and 1940s: Selections from the
Penny and Elton Yasuna Collection. The exhibition will be
on view through February 14, 1999 and features over 70 works
from the private collection of Dr. and Mrs. Elton and Penny
yasuna, of Longboat Key, Florida.
The exhibition empasizes works by American
surrealists such as Joseph Cornell, Man Ray, Alexander Calder,
Kay Sage and others. It also shows the evolution of the Abstract-Expressionist
movement in America from the roots of Surrrealism with works
by Robert Motherwell, Arshile gorky, mark Rothko and Adolph
Gottlieb. works by Europeans who fled during World War II
are presented only if their works wer done in the U.S., and
include Max Ernst, Andre Masson, Yves Tanguy and Kurt Seligmann.
The exhibition shows the development of American art in far
more complex forms than stadard histories suggest. Surrealist-related
tendencies during the 1930s and 1940s were important catalysts
in the development of a new American avant garde.
"Elton and Penny Yasuna have granted us the unique opportunity
to view an exciting exhibition from their large collection
of American surrealistic works," said T. Marshall Rousseau,
Executive Director of the Salvador Dali Museum. "Over
54 artists are represented in this exhibit and these artists
were either directly associated with the surrealist movement
in the United States or exhibiting in group exhibitions with
Dr. William Jefrett, Curator of Exhibitions at the Dali Museum
and of this exhibit adds, "Surrealism played a decisive
role in the transformation of American art from a relatively
isolated scene to an international one."
ANTONIO MAZZOTTA Modern Art -Milan, Italy
13th Sept. '98 - 24th Jan. '99
The 1998 Autumn-Winter exhibition appointment
at the Mazzotta Foundation is dedicated to yet another of
the masters of 20th Century art, Man Ray, in a retrospective
made possible thanks to the now regular assistance of the
Cultural Department of the Province of Milan and to the support
of the Fondazione CARIPLO.
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