Man Ray (1890–1976) Portraits, National Portrait Gallery, London until 27 may 2013.
Not surreal at all: First museum exhibition to focus on Man Ray’s photographic portraiture: It includes works never before exhibited in the UK.
Devoted to one of the most innovative and influential artists of his generation, the exhibition includes over 150 vintage prints from Man Ray’s career taken between 1916 and 1968. Drawn from private collections and major museums including the Centre Pompidou, the J. Paul Getty Museum and New York’s The Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art, and special loans from the Man Ray Trust Archive, the majority of the works have not previously been exhibited in the United Kingdom.
The exhibition brings together photographic portraits of cultural figures and friends including Marcel Duchamp, Andre Breton, Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, James Joyce, Erik Satie, Henri Matisse, Salvador Dali, Coco Chanel and Wallis Simpson. Also on show are portraits of his lovers Kiki de Montparnasse (Alice Prin) and Lee Miller, who was also his assistant, Ady Fidelin and his last muse and wife Juliet Browner.
Tickets and further information at: www.npg.org.uk/ManRay