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Exhibition of works by Man Ray opens at Gagosian

I have finally freed myself from the sticky medium of paint, and am working directly with light itself.
—Man Ray

Man Ray, Film Still from “L’étoile de mer”, 1928  Gelatin silver print, 9 ⅛ × 11 ⅞ inches (23 × 30 cm) © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2019
Man Ray, Film Still from “L’étoile de mer”, 1928
Gelatin silver print, 9 ⅛ × 11 ⅞ inches (23 × 30 cm)
© Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2019

Gagosian is pleased to present The Mysteries of Château du Dé, an exhibition of works by Man Ray.

During his storied career, Man Ray, a multidisciplinary artist with a rare breadth, worked in a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, film, poetry, and prose. While for him photography and painting were paramount, his work in early film and cinema is often overlooked.

Man Ray’s first experience in making film was in New York, in 1920, when he worked with Marcel Duchamp on an unsuccessful attempt to create a three-dimensional film. After moving to Paris, in 1921, his diverse experimentation in the medium of photography eventually led him back to the moving image.

read more … Source: Gagosian Man Ray: The Mysteries of Château du Dé, San Francisco, January 14–February 29, 2020 | Gagosian