Scottish National Portrait Gallery opens Man Ray Portraits exhibition

. June 23, 2013

Scottish National Portrait Gallery presents Man Ray Portraits an exhibition on view 22nd June − 22nd September 2013.

Man Ray, Solarised Portrait of Lee Miller, c. 1929 © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2012, courtesy The Penrose Collection. Image courtesy the Lee Miller Archives

Man Ray, Solarised Portrait of Lee Miller, c. 1929 © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2012, courtesy The Penrose Collection. Image courtesy the Lee Miller Archives

Man Ray Portraits, presented in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery in London, is the first major museum retrospective of the highly influential artist’s photographic portraits and features over 100 works from his career in America and Paris, dating from 1916 to 1968.

Drawn from collections, such as those of New York’s The Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition will demonstrate Man Ray’s central position among the leading artists of the Dada and Surrealist movements. It will feature portraits of lovers, friends and contemporaries, ranging from two of his most significant muses, Lee Miller and Kiki de Montparnasse, to fellow artists, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, and American author, Ernest Hemingway. Running from 22 June 2013 to 8 September 2013, following its opening at the National Portrait Gallery, London, the exhibition will be a key highlight of the Gallery’s summer season. The show then travels to The Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. www.nationalgalleries.org

Category: Fine Art

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