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Man Ray

Alexander Calder, 22 Jul 1898 - 11 Nov 1976
Man Ray, 27 Aug 1890 - 18 Nov 1976
Color lithograph on paper
Image: 44.1 x 36.2cm (17 3/8 x 14 1/4")
Sheet: 50.2 x 37.7cm (19 3/4 x 14 13/16")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9cm (28 x 22")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions & Rights
© Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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Calder created a tribute to photographer Man Ray for a suite of prints, Hommage à Man Ray, initiated by the artist's last assistant. Calder's Hommage was one of only three submitted, and the edition was never published. With its odd assortment of images, this tribute to the eighty-four-year-old Man Ray reads like a private joke between two friends. Calder fondly recalled his early days in Paris when he hung out with "quite a gang," which included Man Ray and Kiki, the "Queen of Montparnasse." The two had many other mutual friends, including Marcel Duchamp and Mary Reynolds.
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National Portrait Gallery
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