James Joyce

Object Details

Title:

James Joyce

Artist/Maker:

Man Ray (American, 1890 - 1976)

Culture:

American

Date:

1922

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

86.XM.626.9

Dimensions:

11.7 × 9.1 cm (4 5/8 × 3 9/16 in.)

Copyright:

© Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP

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Shakespeare and Company publishers sent James Joyce to Man Ray to have press photographs made for the imminent release of Ulysses. Although Man Ray remembered that Joyce "seemed to consider the sitting a terrible nuisance," he managed to secure this handsome likeness of the author.

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

Ray, Man. Self-Portrait (London: A. Deutsch, 1963; Boston: Little, Brown, 1963), p. 187.