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Jan 151980
 

MAN RAY, Self Portrait, ca 1980
15 x 10 cm / 4″ x 6″
postcard
edition unknown
for sale in combination with Man Ray Self-portrait, i.e. extremely rare poster as sculpture in print

Self portrait photographed in 1943 by Man Ray. In his fifties Man Ray shaved half his face for the above self-portrait. Francis Naumann has suggested that this act may have referred to Man Ray’s duel identity as an American artist with strong ties in Europe. Man Ray was living in Hollywood at the time he took the photograph (1942), and would return with his wife Juliet to Paris in 1951 to spent the rest of his life in the capital.