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Man Ray
'LEE MILLER', C. 1930
Schätzung
50.00070.000
Los Verkauft 62,500 GBP (Hammerpreis mit Käuferprovision)
ZU LOS SPRINGEN
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Man Ray
'LEE MILLER', C. 1930
Schätzung
50.00070.000
Los Verkauft 62,500 GBP (Hammerpreis mit Käuferprovision)
ZU LOS SPRINGEN

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Man Ray
1890 - 1976
'LEE MILLER', C. 1930
Vintage silver print. With the posthumous 'Man Ray 31bis, Rue Campagne Première Paris XIVe' (Manford M28) and the ADAGP copyright stamps on the reverse. Mounted and framed.
23.2 x 17.9 cm (9  1/8  x 7 in.)
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Provenienz

From the Collection of Margaret W. Weston
Private European Collection

Literatur

Man Ray Photographe, exh. cat., Paris, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou , 1981-82, ill. p. 215 (variant from the same portrait sitting).

Katalognotizen

Having made her name of a fashion model in America, Lee Miller arrived in Paris in the late 1920s, determined to become a photographer. She became Man Ray’s apprentice and from 1929 to 1932 was his muse, companion and artistic collaborator.Together they explored the possibilities of solarisation photography (discovered by chance in the darkroom when a mouse ran over her foot and she accidently switched on the lights). Lee’s captivating beauty inspired some of Man Ray's most famous photographs and paintings during the three years they were together. Lee soon become known as an accomplished photographer in her own right, setting up her own studio to do portraits and fashion work. A free spirit and an independent, modern woman, Lee Miller split from Man Ray and left for New York in December 1932. Around this time, Man Ray wrote to her: “You are so young and beautiful and free, and I hate myself for trying to cramp that in you which I admire most.” (quoted in Carolyn Burke, Lee Miller, A Life, New York, 2005, p. 89).

Photographs

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