The J. Paul Getty Museum

Exterior of the Weston Havens House, Berkeley

Object Details

Title:

Exterior of the Weston Havens House, Berkeley

Artist/Maker:

Man Ray (American, 1890 - 1976)

Culture:

American

Place:

Berkeley, California, United States (Place Depicted)

Date:

1941

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

97.XM.54.6

Dimensions:

19.4 × 24.4 cm (7 5/8 × 9 5/8 in.)

Copyright:

© Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP

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Object Description

The Weston Havens house in Berkeley is one of the finest achievements of modernist architect Harwell Hamilton Harris. Commissioned in 1939 for a hillside site facing the Golden Gate Bridge, the house had been recently completed when Man Ray drove from Los Angeles to San Francisco for the opening of his 1941 exhibition at the M. H. De Young Memorial Museum.

Magazines widely reproduced Man Ray's photographs of both the exterior and the interior of this structure.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
A Practical Dreamer: The Photographs of Man Ray (October 27, 1998 to October 8, 2000)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 27, 1998 to January 17, 1999
  • Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), April 2 to June 25, 2000
  • Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), July 13 to October 8, 2000