Man Ray (American, 1890–1976)
Gelatin silver print
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Purchase with funds from Georgia-Pacific Corporation
Currently not on view
A fixture of Surrealist and Dadaist circles in Paris, Man Ray was a close friend and collaborator of fellow artist Marcel Duchamp. At his friend’s request, Man Ray photographed Duchamp’s sculpture The Large Glass after it had collected a year’s worth of dust in storage while Duchamp was in New York. Taken from an elevated perspective and with part of the sculpture cropped out, the photograph transcends mere documentation by removing any sense of scale. The modestly sized artwork is transformed into an expansive otherworldly landscape.