b. 1890
- d. 1976
  • United States
Turnover 2023
$USD 19.282.167
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Man Ray’s artistic odyssey transcended geographical boundaries, leading the way into new frontiers of artistic expression. Man Ray’s early involvement with the Dada and Surrealist movements in New York and later in Paris solidified his reputation as an artist pushing the boundaries. Through his innovative approach to photography, he pioneered techniques such as solarization and rayographs, crafting surreal and enigmatic images that challenged conventional norms. His experimental films, including “Le Retour à la Raison” (1923) and “Emak-Bakia” (1926), further underscored his multidisciplinary vision.


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MAN RAY (1890-1976)
Le Violon d’Ingres (1924)

Gelatin silver print, flush-mounted/board. Unique work
48.5 x 37.5 cm

New York NY, United States
The Surrealist World of Rosalind Gersten Jacobs and Melvin Jacobs, 14 may 2022

Lot # 615
Hammer price: $ 10,500,000
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 12,412,500
Estimate: $ 5,000,000 – $ 7,000,000

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