[Rrose Sélavy (Marcel Duchamp)]

Object Details

Title:

[Rrose Sélavy (Marcel Duchamp)]

Artist/Maker(s):

Man Ray (American, 1890 - 1976)

Culture:

American

Date:

1923

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

22.1 x 17.6 cm (8 11/16 x 6 15/16 in.)

Copyright:

© Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP

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When Man Ray moved to Paris, he was greeted by his friend and artistic compatriot Marcel Duchamp, who introduced him to members of the Dada circle of writers and artists. The two men had collaborated in a number of creative endeavors in New York, including the creation of a female alter-ego for Duchamp named Rrose Sélavy (a pun on the French pronunciation Eros, c'est la vie "Sex, that's life"). Man Ray photographed Duchamp several times as Rrose Sélavy.

Exhibitions
Group Portrait: The First American Avant-Garde (May 10 to October 27, 1991)
  • National Portrait Gallery (Washington D.C.), May 10 to August 31, 1991, (Cat.)
Fame and Photography (March 9 to May 23, 1993)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum, (Malibu), March 9 to May 23, 1993, (Cat.)
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, (Cat.)
  • Walker Art Center, (Minneapolis), April 2 to June 25, 2000, (Cat.)
  • Art Gallery of Ontario, (Toronto), July 13 to October 8, 2000, (Cat.)
Photographers of Genius (March 16 to July 25, 2004)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), March 16 to July 25, 2004, (Cat.)
Acting the Part: Photography as Theatre (June 16, 2006 to September 3, 2007)
  • National Gallery of Canada, (Ottawa), June 16 to October 1, 2006, (Cat. 5)
In Focus: Making a Scene (June 30 to October 18, 2009)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), June 30 to October 18, 2009, (Cat.)
Hide/Seek: Desire and Difference in American Portraiture (October 30, 2010 to June 10, 2012)
  • National Portrait Gallery (Washington D.C.), October 30, 2010 to February 13, 2011, (Cat. 14)
Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection (July 8 to October 19, 2014)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), July 8 to October 19, 2014, (Cat.)