Man Ray was known for his innovations in Surrealist photography. Female faces and figures were the primary subjects of his work, along with objects such as glass teardrops, eggs, peaches, and orbs. Although Ray experimented with sculpture, painting, film, and writing, he excelled at black-and-white photography. He invented “rayographs” by moving objects around photosensitive paper and exposing the composition to light. With this particular effect, Ray was able to inspire a Surrealist perspective on photography. A female figure photographed by Ray will lead Wright’s upcoming sale of the Mark Isaacson and Greg Nacozy Collection.
The auction will also present furniture from Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret. In 1927, Perriand started collaborating with Le Corbusier and his cousin, Jeanneret, to produce Modernist furniture. Perriand and Jeanneret have since been recognized for their contributions to Modernism. A piece designed by the duo with two sliding doors concealing shelving and drawers will be highlighted in the sale. Leo Amino’s Wild Plant sculpture and a photograph of a migrant and her daughters from Dorothea Lange will also be available. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Wright.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (187)
# of Lots:187
Price Range:$500 - $70,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret Bahut no. 2|| Estimate: |
|Leo Amino 1911–1989 Wild Plant|| Estimate: |
|Edward Weston 1886–1958 Bananas|| Estimate: |
|Man Ray 1890–1976 Demain (Tomorrow)|| Estimate: |
|Dorothea Lange 1895–1965 Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California|| Estimate: |