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[Frames from "Emak Bakia"]

Artist:
Man Ray (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1890–1976 Paris)
Date:
1927
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
17.4 x 15.0 cm (6 7/8 x 5 15/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.161
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
These five snippets of Man Ray's film Emak Bakia (Basque for "leave me in peace") can be read up, down, or across. Thus time can move forward or backward in a linear fashion or progress simultaneously. Note what occurs in the second strip if we read from top to bottom: As Kiki closes her eyes, another pair of eyes, painted on her lids, opens.
Inscription: Signed and inscribed on print, verso UC: "Man Ray // film // Emak Bakia // 1927"; inscribed on print, verso C: "5 1/2 [crossed out] // ACTUAL FILM WIDTH // SS"; inscribed on print, verso UR: "folio no.21."; inscribed on print, verso LL: "P.271 [encircled, crossed out]"; inscribed on print, verso LC: "Br 22 [in box]"; numerous layout arrows, marks, lines, scratches, dimensions including CL: "138 m/m", UC: "116 m/m", C: "34 [encircled]", UC: "24 [encircled, crossed out]";
[...]; Jedermann Collection; [Pace/MacGill to Waddell]; John C. Waddell, February 2, 1985

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.

Phillips Collection. "Americans in Paris: Man Ray, Gerald Murphy, Stuart Davis, Alexander Calder," April 27, 1996–August 25, 1996.

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

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 55," December 13, 2010–April 4, 2011.

Vancouver Art Gallery. "The Colour of My Dreams: Surrealism and Revolution in Art," May 28, 2011–October 2, 2011.

Turner, Elizabeth Hutton. Americans in Paris (1921-1931) : Man Ray, Gerald Murphy, Stuart Davis, Alexander Calder. Washington, D.C.: Phillips Collection, 1996. p. 108.



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