February 6, 2002–Ma

Past Exhibitions

Man Ray- Eaton Fine Art

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.

Eaton Fine Art

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.

Man Ray's Paris Portraits: 1921-39
 Oct 17 - Dec 20, 2003

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.

42 East 76th Street
New York, New York 10021
Tel: 212.744.5400

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
706.542.1051 (fax)
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 13, 2003
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.

February 16, 2003 - August 3, 2003 at the Montclair Art Museum
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 on
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 Man
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 modernist evolution.

The Museum is located at 3 South Mountain Avenue in Montclair, New
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

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.

Please visit http://www.getty.edu/ for more information

Man Ray Exhibition

Saturday 12th April - Saturday 31st May
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 Ray
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 Man Ray.
2) To Be Continued Unnoticed, Copley Galleries, 1948.
3) Invitations of Man Ray's Exhibition at Copley Galleries, 1948.
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 Juliet'S signature.
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 Man Ray".
9) "Nu Bleute" Original silk screen on plexiglass. 1970. ed.22/25.
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
Phone 81-75-352-2772

Best wishes,
man ray ist
Teruo Ishihara
URL: http://www.geocities.jp/manrayist/eindex.html
Email: manrayist@ybb.ne.jp


Hillwood Art Museum
C.W. Post Long Island University- Brookville, New York


OCTOBER 21 - NOVEMBER 26, 2002


Exhibiton curated by Laura Moakley in conjunction with Hillwood Art Museum


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 7- 8 PM- Michael Senft, Promient art dealer of Man Ray will present a gallery talk.

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 Ray’s 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 Art Museum.

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 Ray’s contribution to photography came from his Dadaist background, friendship with Marcel Duchamp, and his involvement with the Surrealists in Paris in the 1920’s. 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 Ray’s 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 at http://www.liu.edu/museum
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 Moakley

Denver Museum of Art

Modernist Photographs 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 Ray’s 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. Bayer’s 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 are included


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, 2002

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 Museum.

For More Information : Legion of Honor

The Metropolitian Museum of Art- New York, N.Y.
Surrealism: Desire Unbound
February 6, 2002–May 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.” (Met.org)
Man Ray’s photographic impotrantce in the surrealist movement is seen through the many photographs featured.
For more information: www.met.org

International Center of Photography -Midtown Manahttan, NY City
Man Ray: Photography and Its Double

November 18, 1998 to January 24, 1999

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 Calvin Klein.

J.Paul 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

Comprehensive American Surrealism Exhibition

November 11th 1998 - February 14, 1999

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 other surrealists."

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."


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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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.” (Met.org)

Man Ray’s photographic impotrantce in the surrealist movement is seen through the many photographs featured.
For more information: www.met.org
Hillwood Art Museum
C.W. Post Long Island University
Man Ray : Voyeur/ Voyant
October 21- November 24, 2002
Opening Reception Date October 22, 2002 5:00-8:00pm

For more information : http://www.liu.edu/cwis/cwp/but06/hillwood/hillwood.html