Lot 6
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Man Ray

10,000 - 15,000 EUR
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  • Man Ray
  • Juliet (La Danse) 1940
  • Signed MR and dated 40 (lower right)
  • Pen and ink on paper
  • 23.7 by 31.5 cm, 9 ⅜ by 12 ⅜ in.
Juliet, 1940

Ink on paper
11 3/8h x 9 1/4w inches

Estimate: €7,000 - 10,000


Madrid, Paris & Berlin, 2007-10, p. 199
Tokyo, 2010, no. 236

Catalogue Note

Man Ray met 28-year-old Juliet Browner soon after arriving in Hollywood in October 1940. Juliet, a trained dancer under Martha Graham in New York, had also recently moved to Los Angeles. Within a few days, the couple moved in together, and so began the endless variety of images Juliet inspired. The present work is one of the earliest, made soon after their meeting. As Juliet recalled, “before [Man Ray] ever photographed me, he did drawings of me, which were quite wonderful.” (Days and Nights of Juliet, interview by George Goodwin, 1984).