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The Model

Artist:
Man Ray (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1890–1976 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1933
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
29.8 x 22.1 cm (11 3/4 x 8 11/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.97
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Man Ray gambled that every woman would like to imagine herself as willowy and lissome as the model in his picture. Even so, it is understandable that another frame from the sitting, which better showed the dress, was chosen to advertise the new line of Augusta Bernard.
Inscription: Stamped on print, verso LR: "MAN RAY - 8 RUE // DU VAL-DE-GRACE // PARIS 5e - FRANCE // DANTON 92-25"; inscribed on print, verso LC: "vil à droit et un pied"; inscribed on print, verso LR: "43"; inscribed on print, verso C: "tel [encircled]"; inscribed on print, verso UC: "inverse [underlined 5 times]";
[Light Gallery to Waddell, July 30, 1985]; John C. Waddell

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 23, 1989–December 31, 1989.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 28, 1990–April 22, 1990.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 10, 1990–July 15, 1990.

High Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 5, 1991–April 28, 1991.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 8, 1991–August 4, 1991.

IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia. "The New Vision, IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia," January 20, 1995–March 26, 1995.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Framing a Century: Master Photographers, 1840–1940," June 3, 2008–September 1, 2008.

Manuel J. Borja-Villel, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. "Encounters with the 1930s," October 2, 2012–January 7, 2013.

Hambourg, Maria Morris. The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars, Ford Motor Company Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989. no. 38.

Mendelson, Jordana. Encounters with the 1930s. Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2012. p. 280.



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