Noire et blanche 1926
Collection: MNAM/CCI, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
© Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris; VISCOPY Sydney
Photo: CNAC - MNAM; Dist. RMN
8 May - 18 July 2004
American-born artist Man Ray (1890-1976) was one of the most famous artists of the twentieth century. A prolific and tirelessly experimental photographer, film-maker and painter, Man Ray is best known for enigmatic images such as Noire et blanche 1926, as well as striking portraits of his friends and colleagues in both Paris and later in Hollywood.
He was a founding member of the Dada movement in New York and a major figure in the development of Surrealism. This is the first monographic exhibition of Man Ray's work in Australia, and features close to 200 works (including a number never before published) drawn from the Paris collection of the artist's former assistant, Lucien Treillard, and from the Centre Georges Pompidou, also in Paris.
A catalogue is available from the Gallery Store.