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Man Ray
PURPLE MASK, 1948
SIGNED 'MAN RAY' AND DATED '1948' (LOWER RIGHT), OIL ON CANVAS MOUNTED ON PAINTED WOODEN PANEL.  
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Man Ray
PURPLE MASK, 1948
SIGNED 'MAN RAY' AND DATED '1948' (LOWER RIGHT), OIL ON CANVAS MOUNTED ON PAINTED WOODEN PANEL.  
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Details & Cataloguing

Man Ray

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Man Ray
1890 - 1976
PURPLE MASK, 1948
SIGNED 'MAN RAY' AND DATED '1948' (LOWER RIGHT), OIL ON CANVAS MOUNTED ON PAINTED WOODEN PANEL.  
Signed Man Ray and dated 1948 (lower right)
Oil on canvas laid down on painted panel
Canvas: 30 by 22.4 cm, 11 ¾ by 8 ¾ in.
Panel: 50.2 by 45.7 cm, 19 ¾ by 18 in.
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This work will be included in the Catalogue of the Paintings of Man Ray currently being prepared by Andrew Strauss and Timothy Baum.

Exhibited

Princeton, 1963, no. 39
Francfort & Bâle, 1979-80, no. 39
Paris, 1989 (ii), n.n.
Santa Monica, 1996, p. 27
Madrid, Paris & Berlin, 2007-10, p. 208
Tokyo, 2010, no. 250

Catalogue Note

Juliet served as Man Ray’s principal muse from the day they met in Hollywood in late 1940. In this oil portrait, painted in striking red, purple and green, Juliet’s eyes are obscured by what Man Ray suggests would be a mask, however, the composition is based upon Man Ray’s photograph of Juliet wearing a wide-brimmed hat casting a large shadow across her face

Man Ray

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