..For the next 20 years in Montparnasse, Man Ray revolutionized the art of
photography. Great artists of the day such as James Joyce, Gertrude
Stein, and Jean Cocteau posed for his camera.
With Jean Arp, Max Ernst, André Masson, Joan Miró, and Pablo Picasso,
Man Ray was represented in the first Surrealist exhibition at the
Gallerie Pierre in Paris in 1925..
..In 1999, ARTnews magazine named him one of the 25 most influential artists of the 20th century, citing his groundbreaking photography as well as "his explorations of film, painting, sculpture, collage, assemblage, and prototypes of what would eventually be called performance art and conceptual art" and saying "Man Ray offered artists in all media an example of a creative intelligence that, in its 'pursuit of pleasure and liberty,'"—Man Ray's stated guiding principles—"unlocked every door it came to and walked freely where it would."..
3 "The Pioneering Surrealist Photographer"
..Ray was a successful photographer in Hollywood and New York, but missed France and finally returned to Paris in 1951. He continued to work on his paintings, and published his auto-biography in 1963 – titled ‘Self-Portrait’.
Man Ray passed away in his studio in France at the age of 86. Some major exhibitions which showcased Ray’s art during the last two decades of his life include: Paris in 1962 and 1972, Los Angeles in 1966, Rotterdam in 1971, and New York in 1974. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York showcased 125 of his photographic works in 1973..
Mannequin designed by Maurice Henry (for the 1938 Surrealist exhibition in Paris)
Works by Emmanuel Radnitzky
"I paint what cannot be photographed, that which comes from the imagination or from dreams, or from an unconscious drive. I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint, the things which already have an existence."
(Emmanuel Radnitzky, 1971)
"There is no progress in art, any more than there is progress in making love. There are simply different ways of doing it."
(Emmanuel Radnitzky, 1948)