The Studio of Man Ray

by Ira nowinski



The Studio of Man Ray by Ira Nowinski. First edition (2006). First impression. Medium format hardback in as new condition. No markings. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About The Studio of Man Ray

This small volume represents the somewhat larger volume of Man Rays Paris studio. Inside, we shall see some of the images which inhabited the space where so many other images were made. Here, unassuming objects once stood on tables to be rayographed dissolved into their masks. A leftover head still rests on a shadow, its portrait taken . . . taken . . . not as something taken away by a burglar in a bag, but as something taken into consideration. - from the Introduction by William H. Gass

Man Rays widow Juliette died in 1991, and her brothers formed a trust to foster worldwide recognition of this important artist. Following a disastrous flood in the studio in 1992, the art works and many of the personal effects that it had contained were put in storage, eventually to be sold off to pay taxes. Before any of these events took place, however, Ira Nowinksi photographed the studio inside and out, preserving the Paris studio on film exactly as it had been during Man Rays final days.

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