The J. Paul Getty Museum

Untitled

Object Details

Title:

Untitled

Artist/Maker:

Man Ray (American, 1890 - 1976)

Culture:

American

Date:

1927

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

84.XM.1000.155

Dimensions:

30 × 25.1 cm (11 13/16 × 9 7/8 in.)

Copyright:

© Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP

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Object Description

In this Rayograph, Man Ray explored the luminous properties of a discarded, diamond-patterned snakeskin, paralleling the shape of the filmstrip almost invisibly arching through the darkness on the right margin of the print.

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
Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia (February 21 to September 21, 2008)
  • Tate Modern (London), February 21 to May 26, 2008
  • Museu Nacional d'Arte de Catalunya (Barcelona), June 19 to September 21, 2008
The Shape of Light (May 2 to October 14, 2018)
  • Tate (London), May 2 to October 14, 2018