Lithograph on paper. Featuring a nude alongside fish. Signed Man Ray and inscribed 41/100 on the lower right and lower left corner, respectively in pencil. Attributed to Man Ray (1890-1976, American). 21 x 30 cm (8.3 x 11.8 inches).
Born Emmanuel Radnitzky, Man Ray (1890-1976) adopted his pseudonym in 1909 and would become one of the key figures of Dada and Surrealism. One of the few American artists associated with these movements, Ray was exposed to European avant-garde artists like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque at Alfred Stieglitz’s New York gallery and at the 1913 Armory Show. Ray’s photographic works are considered his most profound achievement, particularly his portraits, fashion photographs, and technical experiments with the medium, such as solarization and rayographs (an eponym for his photograms), which were celebrated by the Surrealists.
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