DATE: June 6, 2010
There are a number of famous photographs in this
exhibition of Man Ray's work from Paris: Nancy Cunard, her arms stacked
with African bracelets; Peggy Guggenheim, cigarette holder aloft; Max
Ernst reflected in shattered glass.
Man Ray, Rayograph (Project pour une tapisserie),
1925-26, © Man Ray Trust, Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery
many more are less familiar, and all of them look especially
brilliant—and definitively avant-garde—in this elegant installation.
Along with these iconic portraits are male and female nudes, a rich
array of the abstract photograms the artist called rayographs, and a
1975 sequence of segmented wooden dolls posed before a grainy TV screen
which could earn him a place among the Pictures Generation.
From The New Yorker.