Artists, men of letters, actors, and dancers met in his portrait studio in Paris. Photographer, painter, and object artist Man Ray (1890!1976) knew them all, the brilliant figures of the scene. During his active time as a portrait photographer thousands of people had themselves photographed by Man Ray. The artist’s enormous archives with over 12,000 negatives are housed in the Centre Pompidou in Paris, which now, in a large-scale digitalization campaign, has brought this unique photographic treasure to light. Schirmer/Mosel now presents a large illustrated book featuring Man Ray’s 500 most attractive portrait shots.
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