Man Ray - Photographs New York Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    The Estate of Juliet Man Ray, the photographer's widow
    Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
    Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis

  • Literature

    Dover, Photographs by Man Ray: 105 Works, 1920-1934, p. 77
    Penrose, Man Ray, pl. 43, variant, there dated 1934
    The Bunkamura Museum of Art, Photographies de Man Ray, pl. 253, variant
    Manford, Behind the Photo: The Stamps of Man Ray, for stamps

  • Catalogue Essay

    Man Ray met Picasso in Paris the 1920s, and the two artists quickly became friends. He wrote: ‘Picasso gave me the impression of a man who was aware of all that was going on about him and in the world in general, a man who reacted violently to all impacts, but had only one outlet to express his feelings: painting’ (Self Portrait, p, 177). The intensity and awareness that Man Ray describes is masterfully captured in the definitive portrait of the painter offered here.

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE WEST COAST COLLECTION

224

Portrait of Picasso

1932
Gelatin silver print, likely an early print.
11 5/8 x 9 in. (29.5 x 22.9 cm)
'31 bis, Rue Campagne-Première' (Manford M28) credit and reproduction limitation (Manford M30) stamps on the verso.

Estimate
$18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for $27,720

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs
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Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Chairwoman, Americas
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Photographs

New York Auction 6 April 2022