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Man Ray

[American Dadaist/Surrealist Photographer and Painter, 1890-1976]

• Also known as:  Emmanuel Rudnitsky
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Original works by Man Ray available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas   NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)

Notable SiteEastman House Museum of Photography & Film, Rochester, New York
12 "Rayographs"

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
103 works online by Man Ray

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Surrealist Muse: Lee Miller, Roland Pensore and Man Ray

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!

Notable SiteMusée d'Orsay Collection Database, Paris
Marcel Proust sur son lit de mort, 1922

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
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Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Many works online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
3 works online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Works from the Kenneth Tyler Collection of international prints

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Silhouette, 1916

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Silhouette, 1916

Notable SiteMan Ray at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Peggy Guggenheim, 1924

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteThe Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.
The Black Tray, 1914

Notable SiteWhitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Clock Wheels

Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts

Akron Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Bird from Nowhere (Oiseau de nullepart)

Amon Carter Museum, Texas

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
Untitled (The Three Graces)

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Space Writing (Self-Portrait), gelatin silver print, 1935

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Portrait of Virginia Woolf, gelatin silver print, 1934

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia
Electricité, 1931

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
La Tete, 1931

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire
9 works online

Falmouth Art Gallery, England
2 works online

Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany (in German)  

Fonds Regional d'Art Contemporain (FRAC) Bourgogne, Dijon, France

Fundació Suñol, Barcelona

Hammer Museum, California
Letters: PGSJOMC, 1925

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

International Center of Photography, New York City

Kunsthaus Zurich

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "M"

Man Ray in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College, Massachusetts

Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont
Place de la Concorde

Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  
Lippen an Lippen, ca.1930

Museum of Modern Art, New York City - Provenance Research Project
4 works by Man Ray

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Works from the Gemini G.E.L. prints online catalogue raisonné

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia
3 works online

New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Diderot's Harpsichord or The Merchant of Venice, 1948

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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8 works by Man Ray online

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
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Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid (in Spanish)  

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
Motif perpétuel, 1971

Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska

Man Ray at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Man Ray at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
From "Getting the Picture: Illustrated Letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art"

State Museums of Berlin

Tate Gallery, London, UK

The Jewish Museum, New York City
Untitled (Self-Portrait with Camera), 1930

The Newark Museum, New Jersey
Objet Indestructible

University of Mississippi Museum, Oxford

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

La Fayette Database of American Art in French National Collections
Lampshade, aluminum, 1919

La Fayette Database of American Art in French National Collections
After lunch, watercolor, 1914

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteMan Ray
Website about Man Ray and his artworks

Notable SiteMan Ray at The Athenaeum
3 works online

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  
2 photographs of the artist

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Notable SiteMan Ray Photo
Archive of hundreds of photographs and artworks, operated by the Man Ray Trust

AnalisisFotografia (in Spanish)  

Another Form of Intervention/Studio Cleo

Collection New York (a private collector who has put some of his or her collection online)
French Can Can

Filmography from the Internet Movie Database

Biography, from the American Masters TV series

Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London, UK
Archive of past displayed works which are "sold" or "not for sale"

s u r r e a l i s t . c o m
5 works online

Studio Pesci
Photographs from a 2005 exhibition

The Fine Arts Conservancy, Florida
Interesting before-and-after examples of artwork restorations
The Boat

The Village Voice
Erotique voilée (Meret Oppenheim, 1933

Tout sur Catherine Deneuve (in French)  
Photograph of Deneuve by Man Ray

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable reference works  
The "Art Encyclopedia" entry is from the Concise Grove Dictionary of Art (2002). The "Photography Encyclopedia" entry is from the The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (2005).

Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Man Ray  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Legend, 1916

Art + Auction Magazine
Artist Dossier -- "The Surrealist icon pushed the boundaries of photography. His experimental prints are now some of his most coveted."

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  


Resource Library Magazine
Man Ray's Paris Portraits -- 1921-1939

Tate Magazine
Indestructable Object, 1923

Tate Magazine
Man Ray Laid Bare

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on Rrose Sélavy, 1921

Google Video
Emak-Bakia, 1926 film by Man Ray

Google Video
Le Retour à la raison, 1923 film by Man Ray

Google Video
L'Étoile de mer, 1928 film by Man Ray

Google Video
Les Mystères du château de dé, 1929 film by Man Ray

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Man Ray

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Man Ray: Photographs, Paintings, Objects

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Photographs by Man Ray: One Hundred Five Works, 1920-1934

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Man Ray's Celebrity Photos

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Man Ray: Cameo

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Self Portrait: Man Ray


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