Man Ray

Revolving Doors VII (Jeune fille)

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 seventh print in the set and the title translates as ‘young girl.’

  • title:
    Revolving Doors VII (Jeune fille)
  • accession number:
    GMA 4003 G
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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.

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