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The Getty's Man Ray Archive Expands

Posted By Administration, Saturday, December 17, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

New Acquisitions Broaden the Getty Research Institue's Collection

The already substantial Getty collection of Man Ray's work was expanded this week with two acquisitions. Already in posession of over 300 photographs, rayographs, and solarized prints the Getty now owns a wealth of manuscripts, correspondance and publications, photographs, additional artworks, and personal notes of the artist. The first acquisition was gained through purchase from the Twentieth-Century Art Arhives in Cambridge, England and had been owned by Michael and Elsa Combe-Martin. The couple had been friends of the artist and his wife and an intimate view into the persona of Ray will certainly be gathered through study of correspondance. Additional light to be shed on Ray's thoughts and reactions through the second acquisition. Acquired through a private collector were photographs by Gianfranco Baruchello, an Italian photographer, of Duchamp with his legendary work The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors, Even; eight prints of Duchamp fill a portfolio and are accompanied by a diary of Man Ray with reflections on his contemporary, Duchamp, and the art world.

More information on this story in Art in America

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