"To create is divine, to reproduce is human" - Man Ray
Today is the birthday of the seminal photographer / artist Emmanuel Radnitszkywho we all know and love as Man Ray. Though born in Philadelphia Man Ray spent most of his career in Paris. He was an integral part of both the Surrealist and DADA movements. In 1999, ARTnews magazine named Ray one of the 25 most influential artists of the 20th century.
Here is our Five Book Birthday Salute to Man Ray
Self Portrait by May Ray Atlantic Little Brown, 1963. Buy: First Edition | Penguin Classic
Man Ray 1890-1976. Published by Ludion Ronny Van de Velde and Harry N Abrams, (1995) Buy
Alphabet for Adults. Copley Galleries. Beverely Hills, 1948. One of 500 copies. Buy
Bonsoir Man Ray by Pierre Bourgeade. Published by Pierre Belfond, Paris, 1972.
Deluxe edition limited to 150 copies. French texts by Pierre Bourgeade and Man Ray are illustrated with a loose full-page original gravure by Man Ray, numbered and signed by the artist in pencil. Buy
Portfolios. Electra Editrice, Milan, 1980. Text in Italian. Suite of twelve 8 x 10 inch héliogravures on specially made 12 x 15 inch glossy card, each with attached tissue-covering, Edition of 1,000. Buy