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Self Portrait (solarized)

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Self Portrait (solarized)

Artist: Man Ray (American, 1890 - 1976)
Date: c. 1932
Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Frame: 21 1/4 × 17 3/4 × 5/8 in. (54 × 45.1 × 1.6 cm.)
Sheet (/Image): 9 x 6 7/8 in. (22.9 x 17.5 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from the Mildred M. Bohen Deaccessioning Fund, 2008.37
Accession number: 2008.37
Classification: photograph
Copyright:ADAAGP (France), and Man Ray Trust
In Collection(s)
Label TextThe American artist Man Ray was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He was a painter, sculptor, photographer, and filmmaker. His experiments with the photographic medium almost singlehandedly positioned photography as a major component of the avant-garde. Although Man Ray positioned himself outside the Dada and Surrealist movements, each circle embraced him as one of its own. This image, a solarized self-portrait from 1932, exemplifies the artist's comtributions to modern art. The work comes from a pivotal period in his career, epitomizes his approach to portraiture, and illustrates his experiments in the medium. Source: News, January February March, 2009.
Signedsigned in pencil on print recto
entirely unexpected