Untitled

A work made of gelatin silver print, from the album "champs délicieux (delicious fields)".
© 2018 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print, from the album "champs délicieux (delicious fields)".

Date:

1922

Artist:

Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
American, 1890–1976

About this artwork

This work is from the first group of photograms Man Ray made, prompted by seeing works by Christian Schad (an example hangs nearby). Silver mirroring, the bluish metallic sheen visible along the edges of this print, is a kind of dete-rioration common on gelatin silver prints. The photograph’s appearance has been changed by oxidation, which makes the silver particles that form the image migrate from their original positions. Moisture is a major cause of mirroring. This is evident in the rectangle of silver near the top of the image—the result of pasting the print to the album page with a water-based adhesive. Mirroring can be reduced by chemical treatments, but this particular form of deteriora-tion appeals to collectors and historians and is often left untouched.

On View

Photography, Gallery 10

Artist

Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)

Title

Untitled

Origin

United States

Date

1922

Medium

Gelatin silver print, from the album "Champs Délicieux (Delicious Fields)"

Inscriptions

No markings recto or verso

Dimensions

22.7 x 16.9 cm (image/paper)

Credit Line

Julien Levy Collection, Special Photography Acquisition Fund

Reference Number

1979.106

Copyright

© 2018 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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