The stencil series Revolving Doors reproduce ten collages Man Ray made with coloured papers in New York, in 1916-17. Described by Man Ray as ‘pseudo-scientific abstractions’ the original collages were derived from the large, flat coloured shapes of his most important painting to date, The Rope Dancer Accompanies Herself with Her Shadows, 1916 (The Museum of Modern Art, New York), which itself was based on a collage of coloured papers. Man Ray intended to use the collages as preparatory studies for a series of large oil paintings, but only two of the paintings were actually executed. This is the second print of the Revolving Doors set. The blue shape is reminiscent of the lute in Man Ray’s collage ‘Involute’, made around the same time: GMA 2064.