Self-Portrait

Object Details

Title:

Self-Portrait

Artist/Maker(s):

Man Ray (American, 1890 - 1976)

Culture:

American

Date:

1916

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

9.5 x 7 cm (3 3/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

Copyright:

© Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP

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Man Ray made this picture to document an assemblage displayed at his second one-person show at the Daniel Gallery in New York City in 1916. Visitors to the exhibition were reportedly frustrated by the inoperative doorbell in the assemblage. The artist delighted in such surprises and hoped they would lead viewers to find their own meanings in his work.

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
Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia (February 21 to September 21, 2008) (74)
  • Tate Modern, (London), February 21 to May 26, 2008
  • Museu Nacional d'Arte de Catalunya, (Barcelona), June 19 to September 21, 2008
Alias Man Ray: The Artfulness of Emmanuel Radnitzky (November 15, 2009 to March 14, 2010) (74)
  • The Jewish Museum, (New York), November 15, 2009 to March 14, 2010