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Original lithograph/rayograph in black ink. 1966. Signed in pencil. Numbered from the edition of 125. Created by Man Ray and printed at the studio of Gemini G.E.L. Los Angeles. (See note below).
Provenance: Private Collection. New York.
Ref: Anselmino – Man Ray no 61.
Note: This work was created by Man Ray using a specially composed ‘rayograph’ which was transferred to the lithographic plate at Gemini and now exists only in this ‘lithograph’ form.
(The Metropolitan Museum, New York. Dept of Prints): Man Ray made his “rayographs” without a camera by placing objects directly on a sheet of photosensitized paper and exposing it to light. Man Ray had photographed everyday objects before, but these unique, visionary images immediately put the photographer on par with the avant-garde painters of the day. Hovering between the abstract and the representational, the first rayographs revealed a new way of seeing that delighted the Dadaist poets who championed his work, and that pointed the way to the dreamlike visions of the Surrealist writers and painters who followed.