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Man Ray

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
lithograph on paper

24 7/8 in x 19 in (63.2 cm x 48.3 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the Marvin Felheim Collection

Subject matter
The woman in this print appears to be Juliet Man Ray (née Juliet Browner), the artist's wife. Man Ray married Juliet in 1946 in a double wedding ceremony with Max Ernst and Dorthea Tanning. Juliet was a dancer and model, and she was often the subject of Man Ray's work including: Portrait of Juliet (1947) and The Fifty Faces of Juliet, a series of photographs that Man Ray took of Juliet between 1941 and 1955. 

Physical Description
This print shows a woman with black curly hair from the shoulders up; the woman, dressed in black, has a decorative flower in her hair on the left side. She covers her mouth and nose with both of her hands. Her right hand rests horizontally across her face with her palm facing outwards. Her left hand rests on top of her right hand, forming a T shape. 

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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faces (animal components)
hair (animal components)
hands (animal components)
modern and contemporary art
women (female humans)

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