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Man Ray (i.e. Emmanuel Rudnitzky)

Philadelphia 1890 – 1976 Paris

Rayograph. 1922

Gelatin silver print from the original negative, printed by Johannes Schubert, 1963. Leonar paper. 29 × 21,3 cm. (11 ⅜ × 8 ⅜ in.) Signed in pencil: „man ray" in the image lower right. Stamp with signature facsimile and further stamp: „REPRODUCTION" on the reverse as well as inscribed by an unknown hand in pencil. One of 12 motifs from the portfolio „Man Ray 12 Rayographs 1921-1928", published in 20 copies by Johannes Schubert and Herbert Wolfgang Kapitzki, Stuttgart, 1963.  [2000]

ProvenanceThe Arnold Newman Collection

EUR 10.000 – 15.000
USD 11,600 – 17,400


Auction 335Wednesday, 1 December 2021
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Literature and IllustrationEmmanuelle de l'Ecotais: Man Ray. Rayographies. Paris: Editions Léo Scheer, 2002, cat. no.: 50, p. 211 / Manfred Heiting (ed.): Man Ray. 1890-1976. Cologne 2008, p. 144 (there dated: 1925) / Exh. cat.: Man Ray and L. Fritz Gruber. Jahre einer Freundschaft 1956-1976. Cologne, Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur; Karlsruhe, Städtische Galerie, 2008/09, p. 100

Arnold Newman owned the only set of Rayographs from the Schubert-Portfolio, signed by Man Ray

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