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Man Ray agendas and related materials.

Man Ray,, 1890-1976.


Available at Special Collections  SPECIAL COLLECTIONS - CONTACT REFERENCE  (2011.M.17 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    Man Ray agendas and related materials.
  • Author/Creator: Man Ray,, 1890-1976.
  • Publisher Info.: 1923-1999.
  • Physical Desc.: 5 boxes (4.5 linear ft.).
  • Summary: The collection is comprised of 27 agendas, and appproximately 300 related items including correspondence, publications, ephemera, an address book, art objects, and photographs (most taken by Man Ray in the 1920s).
    The agendas (Box 1) cover 27 years of Man Ray's career: 1923-1940; 1951-1958; and 1971. With the exception of 1927, which has nine monthly books, there is one agenda per year. The agendas record professional appointments and tasks, including shooting and printing details about Man Ray's photographs, as well as personal information and other historical notations.
    Much of the archival material (Box 2) is correspondence sent from the Man Rays, especially from Juliet Browner Man Ray, to their close friends Michael and Elsa Combe-Martin. There are also small groups of correspondence individually sent and received by Man Ray, Juliet Man Ray, Elsa Combe-Martin, and Michael Combe-Martin. Also included are invitations, gallery announcements, bills, invoices, and other documents.
    Art objects (Box 3) include a wooden cigar box, the thin wooden insert of which bears a drawing of a bird, inscribed to Elsa and Michael for New Year's 1969 and signed Julie and Man; a cased nineteenth century painted portrait miniature of a woman, sporting a moustache added by Man Ray; a tin cigar box lid with an ink sketch of two seated figures; a black and white line drawing of a female figure; two wooden sheets with photocopies of Mr. and Mrs. Woodsman adhered to them (1960s); and two copies of the serigraph Perpetual motion (1972), one of which is enclosed inside a New Year's card for 1973. Also included is a brass seal of embossed lips.
    The 51 photographs (Box 4) date from the 1920s to the 1970s. They include portraits by Man Ray of famous personages such as T.S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, Elsa Schiaparelli, Virginia Woolf, and Marcel Proust on his death bed, as well as photographs of Man Ray alone or with Juliet, and with artists and poets such as Paul Eluard, Max Ernst and Pablo Picasso. Also included are two transparencies (Box 5), one of a still life and one of a painting by Man Ray.
  • Language: English
  • Notes: Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky) was an American-born photographer, painter, and sculptor who played a key role in the Surrealist and Dada movements. He lived and worked in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s, in Los Angeles in the 1940s, and in Paris again until his death in 1976.
  • Form/Genre: Appointment books -- France -- 20th century
    Found objects -- France -- 20th century
    Gelatin silver prints -- France -- 20th century
    Group portraits -- France -- 20th century
    Portraits -- France -- 20th century
    Screen prints -- France -- 20th century
    Photographs, Original
  • Subjects: Combe-Martin, Elsa -- Correspondence Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965 Ernst, Max, 1891-1976 Éluard, Paul, 1895-1952 Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 -- Portraits Man Ray, 1890-1976 -- Correspondence Man Ray, 1890-1976 -- Portraits Man Ray, Juliet, -1991 -- Correspondence Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 Proust, Marcel, 1871-1922 -- Portraits Schiaparelli, Elsa, 1890-1973 -- Portraits Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941 -- Portraits Artists -- Correspondence
  • Contributors: Man Ray, Juliet, -1991.
  • ID/Accession Number: 2921-459
  • Access/Rights: Open for use by qualified researchers.
  • OCLC Record Number: 733094715
  • Source: GRI Library Catalog

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