The J. Paul Getty Museum

Nusch Eluard, Nude

Object Details

Title:

Nusch Eluard, Nude

Artist/Maker:

Man Ray (American, 1890 - 1976)

Culture:

American

Date:

1935

Medium:

Solarized gelatin silver print

Object Number:

84.XM.1000.61

Dimensions:

22.7 × 15.4 cm (8 15/16 × 6 1/16 in.)

Copyright:

© Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP

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Object Description

Man Ray made a series of nude figure studies to accompany Surrealist Paul Eluard's poems in the 1935 volume Facile(Easy). Eluard's wife Nusch, who had posed for Man Ray on other occasions, served as the model and inspiration for the project. This particular image was not included in the final volume.

Provenance
Provenance
before 1973

Man Ray, American, 1890 - 1976, sold to Arnold Crane, before 1973.

before 1973 - 1984

Arnold Crane, American, 1932 - 2014, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Man Ray (Paris) (April 28 to June 29, 1998)
  • Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), April 28 to June 29, 1998
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
Bibliography
Bibliography

Pech, Jürgen, Achim Sommer, and Patrick Blümel. Man Ray: Fotograf Im Paris Der Surrealisten. (Brühl: Max Ernst Museum des LVR, 2013), p. 204.