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Works by Man Ray

American artist Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitsky) found his true artistic home in Paris in 1921 among artists and writers, such as Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, André Breton and Gertrude Stein. A key figure in the history of art in the twentieth century, he became known for his radical paintings and objects and especially for his photographs, which include experimental solarized prints, playful photograms inspired by Dada and Surrealism and striking portraits. It was said, “To be ‘done’ by Man Ray meant that you were somebody.” Many artists worked in his Paris studio, including Lee Miller, Berenice Abbott and Bill Brandt, all of whom made their own distinct mark in the medium, thereby extending Man Ray’s influence.

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