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Title: Kiki - Still from his film, Etoile de Mer
Medium/Date: Vintage silver print with hand painting, 1928
Size: 4.5 x 5.75 inches 11.4 x 14.6 cm
Signed: Inscribed on the verso, Etoile de Mer / Man Ray
Provenance: Provenance: Galerie Theiry Marlot, Paris; Janet Lehr Inc. NY
Exhibited: Illustrated: VUE MAGAZINE, Paris 30 Janvier 1929, no. 46 illus; MAN RAY FILMS. Centre George Pompidou 1998 illus.; Schwarz, Arturo THE RIGOUR OF IMAGINATION Fig 489
Biography: MAN RAY
Frame: Framed
MAN RAY 1890-1976 There is in Man Ray’s photographic work a complete mastery of the process and an absolute disinterest in technique for its own sake. As he wrote many years ago regarding the full range of his creative endeavor, “in whatever form it is finally presented by a drawing to amuse, bewilder, annoy or to inspire reflection, but not to arouse admiration for any technical excellence usually sought for in works of art. The streets are full of admirable craftsmen, but so few practical dreamers.”

In 1999, ARTnews magazine named him one of the 25 most influential artists of the 20th century, citing his groundbreaking photography as well as "his explorations of film, painting, sculpture, collage, assemblage, and prototypes of what would eventually be called performance art and conceptual art" and saying "Man Ray offered artists in all media an example of a creative intelligence that, in its 'pursuit of pleasure and liberty,'"—Man Ray's stated guiding principles—"unlocked every door it came to and walked freely where it would."

Works by Man Ray are in all major museum collections including Art Institute of Chicago; De Young Museum; Denver Art Museum; Fogg Art Museum: Harvard University Art Museums; Fogg Art Museum: Harvard University Art Museums; J. Paul Getty Museum; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; North Carolina Museum of Art; Oakland Museum of California; The Columbus Museum of Art-Ohio; The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art; The Phillips Collection; The University of Arizona Museum of Art; Tucson Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Yale University Art Gallery; Musee National d'Art Moderne - Centre George Pompidou.

Vered Gallery offers paintings, sculptures, works on paper and photographs by Ansel Adams, Milton Avery, Richard Avedon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, Fernando Botero, Cartier-Bresson, Marc Chagall, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Thomas Eakins, Childe Hassam, Winslow Homer, Wolf Kahn, Jeff Koons, Fernand Leger, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Henry Matisse, Thomas Moran, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Charles Sheeler, Alfred Stieglitz, Andy Warhol and Carleton Watkins.


Silver print in very good condition.

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Estimate $60,000 - $90,000Dec 21, 2008
Starting Bid $50,000