Man Ray Portraits, presented in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery in London, is the first major museum retrospective of the highly influential artist’s photographic portraits and features over 100 works from his career in America and Paris, dating from 1916 to 1968.
Drawn from collections such as those of New York’s The Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition will demonstrate Man Ray’s central position among the leading artists of the Dada and Surrealist movements. It will feature portraits of lovers, friends and contemporaries, ranging from two of his most significant muses, Lee Miller and Kiki de Montparnasse, to fellow artists, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.
'A who’s who of the the mid-20th century' Financial Times
'Stylish, defining, dark and erotic' ★★★★ The Scotsman
'A must-see exhibition' ★★★★★ Daily Record
'Beautiful and thought-provoking' The Herald
Image: Man Ray, Solarised Portrait of Lee Miller, c. 1929 © Man Ray Trust/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2012, courtesy The Penrose Collection. Image courtesy the Lee Miller Archives