Model Wearing a Gown by Augustabernard

Object Details

Title:

Model Wearing a Gown by Augustabernard

Artist/Maker:

Man Ray (American, 1890 - 1976)

Culture:

American

Date:

1936

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

84.XM.1000.53

Dimensions:

28.9 × 22.7 cm (11 3/8 × 8 15/16 in.)

Copyright:

© Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP

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Published in the October 1934 issue of Harper's Bazaar, this picture reveals Man Ray's prowess in combining the eye of the artist with the requirements of commercial work. Using a long, undulating line broken only by the dramatic flare of the hem, he graphically represented the elegance of the evening gown by French designer Augustabernard. The model's anonymity and the absence of background detail ensure complete concentration on the designer's creation.

Provenance
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Man Ray, American, 1890 - 1976

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
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
  • International Center of Photography (Jersey City), January 29 to May 9, 2010
Man Ray/Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism (July 14 to October 14, 2012)
  • The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, July 14 to October 14, 2012
Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography, 1911-2011 (June 26, 2018 to September 22, 2019)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), June 26 to October 21, 2018
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, June 23 to September 22, 2019
Bibliography

Ray, Man. Man Ray: Selections from the Collection of Dennis H. Powers, October 1-November 15, 1985: Light Gallery, New York, N.Y., introduction by Dennis H. Powers; foreword by Robert and Paul Doty (New York: V. Vallarino, Inc., 1985).