Event: Man Ray at the National Portrait Gallery
Location: National Portrait Gallery, WC2
The National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition Man Ray Portraits opens in February with more than 150 photographs by the American artist, the majority of which have never been displayed in Britain before.
The exhibition covers Man Ray’s career between 1916 and 1968 with pictures on loan from major museums and private collections, including the Pompidou Centre, the Museum of Modern Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum, with special loans from the Man Ray Trust Archive.
May Ray was a modernist photographer and artist, associated with the Dada and Surrealist movements. He spent most of his career in Paris, where he developed a type of photogram he called a ‘Rayograph’ as well as the process of solarisation, with his lover and collaborator Lee Miller.
Included in the exhibition are some famous photographs, such as Le Violon d’Ingres and pictures of friends – Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dali, Virginia Woolf and many others.
Also on display at the National Portrait Gallery is the new portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge by Paul Emsley (until 1 Sep) and Marilyn Monroe: A British Love Affair (until 24 Mar).
Man Ray Portraits runs from 7 Feb to 27 May 2013.