Man Ray Rayograph of Hand
Medium Silver print
Mount on original mount
Photo Date 1927 Print Date 1960c
Dimensions 23-1/2 x 19-1/4 in. (597 x 489 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country United States (USA)
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
Signed, dated (on recto of the original Rayograph); typed date (margin); date and number '28' in pencil on affixed Los Angeles County Museum of Art exhibition label, and annotation '28-MR-Rayo' in pencil on affixed label on the verso of the mount.
A unique exhibition size print that was made by the artist for a traveling museum show of Man Ray's Rayographs in the 1960s. On the exhibition mount with various notations on the verso.
The print was exhibited at: Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale 1962 [n° 28]; Stuttgart L.G.A. Ausstellung 1963 [n° 28]; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Lytton Gallery, [n° 258]; Zürich, Kunsthaus 1966; and Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne 1966/67.
It was also part of an early gallery show in Paris at the Galerie des 4 mouvements 1972 [n° 30]. The image is stunning.
See: Exhibition Catalogue, Man Ray, Los Angeles, 1966; Man Ray: 40 Rayographies, Galerie des 4 Mouvements, Paris, 1972, cat. no. 30; A. D. Coleman, Man Ray: Photographs 1920-1934, East River Press, New York, 1975, p. 103; Man Ray L'Immagine Fotografica, La Biennale di Venezia, Venezia, 1977, cat. no. 69, p. 196; Photographs by Man Ray: 105 Works, 1920-1934, Dover Publications, New York, 1979, p. 63; Willis Hartshorn, et al., Man Ray in Fashion, International Center of Photography, New York, 1990, p. 57; Emmanuelle de l'Ecotais, Man Ray: Rayographies, Éditions Léo Scheer, Paris, 2002, cat. no. 179, p. 123.
Provenance: artist; Juliet Man Ray; private collection, Paris; Alain Paviot.
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