[Butterflies]

Object Details

Title:

[Butterflies]

Artist/Maker:

Man Ray (American, 1890 - 1976)

Culture:

American

Date:

1935

Medium:

Carbro print

Dimensions:

23.5 × 28.6 cm (9 1/4 × 11 1/4 in.)

Copyright:

© Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP

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This display of brilliantly colored butterflies provided an ideal showcase for the rich hues of the carbro-color process process. Always interested in new ways of manipulating the photographic medium, Man Ray made a number of color prints in the 1930s.

Exhibitions
Rare States and Unusual Subjects: Photographs by Paul Strand, Andre Kertesz, and Man Ray (July 7 to September 6, 1987)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), July 7 to September 6, 1987
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
Twilight Visions: Surrealism, Photography, and Paris (September 10, 2009 to May 9, 2010)
  • Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville), September 10, 2009 to January 3, 2010
The Thrill of the Chase: The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum (March 15, 2016 to May 7, 2017)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), March 15 to July 31, 2016
  • Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford), September 10 to December 11, 2016
  • Portland Museum of Art (Portland), February 13 to May 7, 2017
Bibliography

Sayag, Alain and Emmanuelle L'Écotais. Man Ray. (Paris: Delpire, 2015), p. 187.