Man Ray

Revolving Doors II (Longue Distance)

About this artwork

These prints are based on collages made in New York from 1916-17. When framed for their first installation at the Daniel Gallery in 1919, the collages were hinged separately on a revolving stand. The movement of the prints as they were rotated on the stand was therefore similar to a revolving door and produced impressive optical effects. The vividly-coloured collages were not well received by avant-garde collectors, who were more familiar with the subdued palette and lyrical abstract shapes of Cubism. The collages were displayed again in 1926, when a series of 105 prints was made, of which this set is number six. This is the second print of the set. The blue shape is reminiscent of the lute in Man Ray’s collage ‘Involute’, made around the same time and in the Gallery’s collection.

  • title:
    Revolving Doors II (Longue Distance)
  • accession number:
    GMA 4003 B
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  • materials:
    Pochoir print on paper
  • date created:
    Published 1926 (after collages of 1916 - 1917)
  • measurements:
    56.00 x 38.00 cm (paper size)
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Gabrielle Keiller 1995
  • copyright:
    © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2018.

Man Ray

Man Ray