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.
Not currently on view
Nusch Eluard, Nude
Man Ray (American, 1890 - 1976)
Solarized gelatin silver print
22.7 × 15.4 cm (8 15/16 × 6 1/16 in.)
© Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP
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.
Pech, Jürgen, Achim Sommer, and Patrick Blümel. Man Ray: Fotograf Im Paris Der Surrealisten. (Brühl: Max Ernst Museum des LVR, 2013), p. 204.