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MAN RAY (1890-1876) pencil signed vintage photograph of a young woman in Paris circa 1925

MAN RAY (1890-1876) pencil signed vintage photograph of a young woman in Paris circa 1925

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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Ephemera: Photographs: Pre 1930: Item # 1415836

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This is a scarce and desirable item---a vintage 1920's photograph of an unidentified young attractive pouty-lipped woman wearing her pearls or beads, the entire mat and photo together measuring 18" by 13" and a narrow period frame, signed in the mat "Man Ray Paris". The artist hardly needs introduction; he was a major Dadaist and surrealist painter and sculptor, the works of whom appear in major museums and galleries the world over. Some major works have brought into the millions of dollars at major auctions. Even photographs of highly desirable subject matter have brought hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction. This photograph is in good condition, with some silvering especially at top edge, but also a bit at the other edges. The mat is toned and has foxing throughout, but because the photo is signed on that mat, obviously you would not plan on replacing it. The photo lifts up from the mat at all sides except the top, where it is affixed. There is a label on the reverse from the old Munson Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, and an old framing sticker as well from a Paris gallery or framing shop. See the net for much, much more information on this extremely important twentieth century artist. Allow for reflections and false colors in some photos.