Henry Miller and Margaret Neiman

Object Details

Title:

Henry Miller and Margaret Neiman

Artist/Maker:

Man Ray (American, 1890 - 1976)

Culture:

American

Date:

1945

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

25.2 x 20 cm (9 15/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Copyright:

© Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP

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Stripped to the waist, a masked Margaret Neiman hovers behind author Henry Miller, whose calm demeanor and shirt, suspenders, and tie provide an almost humorous contrast to his animated muse. Like Man Ray, Miller arrived in Los Angeles in 1940, where he took up residence with Neiman and her husband Gilbert, an artist and writer who introduced Man Ray and Miller. In printing the negative for this image, Man Ray rippled the photographic paper to distort the top of the composition.

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
Bibliography

Milwaukee Art Center. Man Ray Photographics, from the collection of Arnold H. Crane; introduction by Arnold Crane (Milwaukee, 1973).

Schwarz, Arturo. Man Ray: The Rigour of Imagination (New York: Rizzoli, 1977), pp. 321-23.