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1 MAN RAY UNTITLED (ARTIST STUDIO, PARIS) 1952 Vintage Silver Gelatin print Inscribed on plastic overleaf “1952 Greetings Juliet and Man Ray” Sheet 6.875” x 9.25” Provenance:

ESTATE OF JA MES BYR N E S

$2,000-3,000

MAN RAY AND JAMES BYRNES James Byrnes, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of History, Science, and Art from 1946 to 1953, first met Man Ray at a barbeque in the summer of 1949. Byrnes described Man Ray as “difficult to start a conversation with” because he “disliked critics and museum people.” Shortly thereafter, however, Byrnes became friends with Man Ray and his social group, which included artist William Copley, his student and muse Gloria de Herrera, his wife Juliet, and Selma Browner. This original collection, unearthed from Byrnes’ estate, depicts Man Ray, his life and his friends, who were perpetual subject matter. We see the more familiar “darkly serious” Man Ray as well as moments of jovial anticipation before the group embarks on their fabled journey to Paris in 1951. Literature: Track 16 Gallery / Robert Berman Gallery. Man Ray: Paris-LA. Santa Monica: Smart Art Press, 1996. Print.

2 MAN RAY UNTITLED (SELF PORTAIT) Vintage photgraph, circa 1946 #45 of 50 Signed lower right; edition lower left; ink stamp verso “Man Ray Paris” Sheet 9.75” x 7” Provenance:

ESTATE OF JA MES BYR N E S

$2,000-3,000

3 MAN RAY UNTITLED (SELF PORTAIT) 1951 Vintage Silver Gelatin print Inscribed, signed and dated recto Sheet 6.5” x 4.5” Provenance:

ESTATE OF JA MES BYR N E S

$2,000-3,000

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