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Man Ray’s Portraits of Famous Friends

Man Ray (August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976), born Emmanuel Radnitzky, was an American artist who spent most of his career in Paris, France. Perhaps best described simply as a modernist, he was a significant contributor to both the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal. Best known in the art world for his avant-garde photography, Man Ray produced major works in a variety of media and considered himself a painter above all. He was also a renowned fashion and portrait photographer. He is noted for his photograms, which he renamed "rayographs" after himself.
While appreciation for Man Ray's work beyond his fashion and portrait photography was slow in coming during his lifetime, especially in his native United States, his reputation has grown steadily in the decades since. (Wikipedia)

Antonin Artaud, Paris, 1926 


Genica Athanasiou aka Eugénie Tanase, Paris, 1921 



Balthus (Balthasar Klossowski de Rola), Paris, 1930 



Constantin Brancusi, Paris, circa 1930 



André Breton, Paris, circa 1928 



Alexander Calder, Paris, 1931 



Salvador Dalí, Paris, circa 1929 



Bernard Deshoulieres, Paris, circa 1929 



Émile Dubuffet aka Lilie Carlu, Paris, circa 1932 



Marcel Duchamp, Paris, 1921 



Nusch Éluard, Paris, circa 1935 



Benjamin Fondane, Paris, circa 1928 



Madge Garland, Paris, circa 1927 



Jacqueline Goddard, Paris, circa 1930 



Ernest Hemingway, Paris, 1923 



Edward James, Paris, 1937 



Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret), Paris, circa 1927 



Georges Malkine, Paris, circa 1929 



Lee Miller, Paris, circa 1929 



Joan Miró, Paris, circa 1928 



Bronislava Nijinska, Paris, circa 1922 



Ezra Pound, Paris, 1923 



William Seabrook and Lee Miller, Paris, circa 1930 



Joseph Stella and Marcel Duchamp, New York, 1920 



Helen Tamiris (Helen Becker), Paris, circa1930 



Denise Tual, Paris, circa 1935 



Karin van Leyden (Karin Elisabeth Kluth) Paris, circa 1929 



Nancy Cunard, Paris, circa 1925 



Henry Crowder, Paris, 1930 (Arms by Nancy Cunard) 

(All photographs by Man Ray, via MONDOBLOGO)