14 Press Releases

Tag: Man Ray

  • Artists, Auction Industry

    Artist to Know: Berenice Abbott

    Barridoff Galleries Offers Three Vintage Photos of a Changing New York After settling in Paris, pioneering photographer Man Ray started looking for an assistant. He specifically sought a candidate with no previous experience in photography who could learn his distinct style. Ray eventually hired a young journalism dropout who had…

    Artist to Know Berenice Abbott1
  • Auction Preview

    Photographs by Sally Mann and Ruth Bernhard Featured in Hindman’s Upcoming Sale

    Sally Mann's photographs explore growing up, familial bonding, and other subjects that some would consider tame. Yet in her compositions, Mann unearths the unsettling feeling of childhood anxiety. That includes the photo Naptime, a print of which is available in Hindman’s upcoming Photographs auction. In the picture, a child lays…

    Sally Mann (American, b. 1951) Naptime, 1987
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    Photographs by Lewis Wickes Hine and Man Ray Highlight Christie's Sale

    An American photographer and sociologist, Lewis Wickes Hine often wielded his camera as an instrument of social change. In the 1910s, the National Child Labor Committee used Hine’s documentary-style works to advocate the elimination of child labor in the United States. A rare vintage print of Lewis Wickes Hine’s Mechanic…

    Lewis Wickes Hine (1874–1940) Mechanic and Steam Pump, 1921
  • Auction Industry

    Stair Brings the Art of the Exquisite Corpse to Auction

    This March, Stair will offer an unusual auction that borders on the macabre. Collectors will find drawings of the human body in every style imaginable, from the realist to the absurd. The auction, held live on March 3rd, 2021, highlights the ‘Exquisite Corpse’ game of the Surrealists.  Annette Lemieux, Doug…

    Stair Brings the Art of the Exquisite Corpse to Auction3
  • Auction Industry

    Masters on the Market: Georges Braque

    Dane Fine Art Brings Works by the First Cubist in November Sale Before Cubism had a name, a following, or Pablo Picasso, it was associated with a French painter named Georges Braque. In 1908, several radical new paintings by the artist had just been rejected by the Salon d’Automne. Responding…

    Masters on the Market Georges Braque1
  • Auction Preview

    Modern and Contemporary Art’s Books and Documents

    Finarte will offer Modern and contemporary art, books, and documents from the 100 years between 1914 and 2014 in the upcoming auction. The sale is intended to capture dialogues between artists, institutions, viewers, and the art itself. An example of such a dialogue is a poster series by well-known performance…

    Avantgarde. 1 - 14 (All published), New York, Ralph Ginzburg, 1968-1971, 14 issues
  • Artists

    Artist to Know: Imogen Cunningham

    Three Flower and Portrait Prints Available in Swann Auction Galleries Sale Imogen Cunningham, Self Portrait with Korona View, 1933. Image from the Imogen Cunningham Trust. Imogen Cunningham, a photographer who rose to prominence in the early 20th century, was faced with the challenge of establishing herself in a traditionally male-dominated…

    Self Portrait with Korona View, 1933
  • Auction Preview

    The Mark Isaacson and Greg Nacozy Collection

    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…

    Christopher Dresser, attribution, Moon flask and vase
  • Artists

    Man Ray Made Iconic Surrealist Photographs—and so Much More

    Man Ray Le Violon d'Ingres, 1924 Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris Man Ray Self-portrait, 1943 Finarte Man Ray’s name is synonymous with moody, seductive black-and-white photographs from the interwar era. The famous 1924 shot Le Violon d’Ingres (Ingres’s Violin) features a woman’s bare back adorned with two elegant f-holes, connecting her body…

    Le Violon d'Ingres, 1924 Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
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    Fine Modern Art

    Full of hatch marks, strong lines, and scribbles, the paintings of the French-German Modernist Hans Hartung were a source of controversy during the mid-20th century. Hartung would eventually be imprisoned by the Gestapo in part because of his defiant style, which he consistently defended: “The first and most important thing…

    Hans Hartung
  • Auction Preview

    November Close Out Sale of Fine and Decorative Art and Photographs

    The November Close Out of Fine and Decorative Art and Photographs auction offered by Creighton-Davis Gallery is anchored by paintings and prints by well-known and anonymous artists alike. A lithograph by American pop artist Tom Wesselmann titled Still Life with Liz is particularly featured. Another of his works, Monica Sitting…

    Rubens(After), Peter_paul, 19th C.
  • Auction Industry

    Charismatic Oliver Hoare's eclectic collection makes £1.5m at Christie's

    Timurid manuscript, estimated at £1m-£1.5m, from the late dealer's collection, failed to sell but many other pieces go over estimate A mille-fleurs tapestry of The Lady and the Unicorn (around 1500) was the top lot of the sale Though occasionally controversial—and sometimes sailing close to the wind—the late dealer Oliver…

  • Auction Preview

    Classic Photographs

    Sotheby’s upcoming Classic Photographs auction features some of the biggest names in photography, plus some desirable discoveries. Fine 19th and early 20th century photographs by Julia Margaret Cameron, William Henry Fox Talbot, and Eugène Atget will be offered in this sale. Other major works from Dorothea Lange, Ansel Adams, Edward…

    Classic Photographs
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    The Amusing Style Selections from the Collection of Pavel Zoubok and Paul A. Baglio Jr.

    In an interview, beginning the 1998 documentary “Divine Trash”, filmmaker John Waters is asked what he wants to say in his movies. “I’m not trying to say anything,” Waters responds, “I’m just trying to give people a good time...and give them a little shock value for their money’s worth.” Entertainment…