9780300194791

Man Ray Portraits

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  • ISBN13:

    9780300194791

  • ISBN10:

    030019479X

  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 2013-03-26
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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Summary

The artist May Ray (18901976) initially taught himself photography in order to reproduce his own works of art, but it became one of his preferred mediums. As a contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements in Paris during the 1920s, Man Ray was perfectly placed to make defining images of his avant-garde contemporaries, including Jean Cocteau, Peggy Guggenheim, and Gertrude Stein. Man Ray also photographed his friends and lovers, among them Kiki de Montparnasse (Alice Prin), Lee Miller, who helped him discover the solorization printing process, and Ady Fielden. Man Ray continued to take portrait photographs throughout his career, including little-known images from 1940s Hollywood, and of stars such as Leslie Caron and Catherine Deneuve taken during the 1950s and 1960s. An essential book on Man Ray's life and work, it includes an introduction by Terence Pepper and essay by Marina Warner exploring the artist's creativity and appetite for innovation and experimentation. Complete with first-hand testimonies from the artist's sitters and over 200 beautifully reproduced images, this handsome volume provides a survey of the finest portraits from one of the most inventive photographic artists of the 20th century.

Author Biography

Terence Pepper is curator of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Marina Warner is professor in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex.

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