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.



Portrait of Picasso

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.

$18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for $27,720

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 6 April 2022