Man Ray, 1972 poster by Man Ray


Artist: Man Ray

This fabulous poster celebrates the work of the American artist, Man Ray (1890-1976). It's a contemporary reproduction by the  Louisiana Museum of a poster they first produced in 1972 for their major retrospective exhibition, Man Ray. 

Man Ray - born Emmanuel Radnitzky - was world-renowned for his photographs, and also worked with both drawings, paintings, collages, films and objects. He became one of the protagonists of the early avant-garde. Originally trained as a painter, after arriving in Paris in 1921 he quickly established himself as a fashion and portrait photographer. 

Ray had a central role in the two artistic movements - Dadaism and Surrealism - along with artists such as Alfred Stieglitz, Francis Picabia and Marcel Duchamp.

Man Ray is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, whose work with the genre known as  readymades - sculptures created from existing objects - changed the entire perception of what a work of art can be.

Approximate dimensions: 59.4 x 84.1 cm