Man Ray's Paris Portraits 1921 - 1939
April 26, 2023 - June 30, 2023
Di Donna Galleries, in collaboration with Timothy Baum, is pleased to present Man Ray’s Paris Portraits: 1921-1939, featuring 70 rare vintage silver prints that offer insight into one of the greatest artists and photographers of the twentieth century.
Man Ray’s Paris Portraits celebrates the artist and the creative community that surrounded him in Paris between the war years. Highlights include rarely seen self-portraits, as well as intimate portrayals of the artists, writers, and intellectuals in his circle, including prints of André Breton, Meret Oppenheim, Marcel Duchamp, André Derain, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Paul Éluard, Tristan Tzara, and Louis Aragon, among others. In addition to presenting a dazzling who’s who of the Parisian avant-garde, the works also showcase the technical innovations in photography that Man Ray made during his time in the city.
Man Ray’s Paris Portraits will be on view from April 26 to June 30 and will be accompanied by a fully illustrated book with texts by Timothy Baum, a leading expert in Dada and Surrealism, who became a personal friend of Man Ray during the last decade of the artist's life.