Man Ray Portraits is the first major museum retrospective of this innovative and influential artist’s photographic portraits.
Focusing on his career in America and Paris between 1916 and 1968, the exhibition highlights Man Ray’s central position among the leading artists of the Dada and Surrealist movements and the significant range of contemporaries, celebrities, friends and lovers that he captured: from Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso to Kiki de Montparnasse, Lee Miller and Catherine Deneuve.
Featuring over 150 vintage prints and key works from international museums and private collections, the exhibition also demonstrates Man Ray’s use of revolutionary photographic techniques and early experiments with colour, as well as surveying his published work in leading magazines such asVogue and Vanity Fair.
Exhibition 7th Feb-27th May
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place
020 7306 0055