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Lot No. 212

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Man Ray (Emmanuel Radinski)

American 1890-1976
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    "Man Ray In His Workshop", Rare Proof Photo From The U.S.I.S. Archives

    glossy photograph used as the basis for a half tone print run, c. 1945, proof signature on verso, ,

  • Condition:In generally good condition with handling soft creases and some stains verso (see photos).
  • Sheet: 8 3/4 by 6 1/2 in. (21 x 25 cm.)
  • References: Recorded and illustrated at
  • Framing: offered unframed
  • Note: This image is recorded in the link above along with others from the series featuring Man Ray. The original photo was cut down a bit to fit the format of the eventual release publication.
    U.S.I.S operated European field offices for the United States Information Agency after World War II.
    "The U.S.I.S. has done a very effective job since the end of World War II of making French intellectuals aware of the great scope of American artistic, scientific and educational achievements..."(N.Y. Times July 5, 1964)
    This appears to be a proof for one of the releases of the U.S.I.S. which from time to time produced images of American artists. The original photographs are now in the National Archives. The proof appears to have been approved by the signature of "Man Ray" as pointed out by the red arrows.
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500-1000 500,

* Estimates do not include 25% buyer's premium (see Terms and Conditions). NR means no reserve (minimum bid $50 unless otherwise posted). Estimates in other currencies based on conversion rates of Euro: 0.99 , British Pound 0.84, Swiss Fr 0.99. All conversion values are approximate with the final cost determined in dollars.
workcode: mr-2001a-37