MAN RAY | BLACK WIDOW (NATIVITY)
Totems: de Chirico / Man Ray
1890 - 1976
BLACK WIDOW (NATIVITY)
Signed Man Ray and dated 1915 (lower right)
Oil on canvas
70⅛ by 34 in.
178.1 by 86.3 cm
Painted in 1915.
Andrew Strauss and Timothy Baum of the Man Ray Expertise Committee have confirmed the authenticity of this work and that it will be included in the Catalogue of Paintings of Man Ray, currently in preparation.
Philadelphia, McClees Galleries, Advanced Modern Art, 1916, no. 21
New York, The Anderson Galleries, Forum Exhibition of Modern American Painters, 1916, n.n.
New York, The Daniel Gallery, Exhibition of Paintings & Drawings by Man Ray, 1916-17, no. 6
Paris, Galerie Surréaliste, Tableaux de Man Ray et Objets des îles, 1926, no. 6 (titled Femme)
Paris, Musée du Jeu de Paume, Origines et développement de l'art international indépendant, 1937, no. 134
Beverly Hills, The Copley Galleries, Man Ray, 1948-49, no. 46
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America, 1951, n.n., illustrated in the catalogue
London, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, An Exhibition, Retrospective and Prospective of the works of Man Ray, 1959, no. 13, illustrated in the catalogue
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Man Ray, 1966, no. 22
New York, Cordier & Ekstrom, Man Ray, A Selection of Paintings, 1970, n.n., illustrated in the catalogue
New York, The New York Cultural Center, Man Ray, Inventor/Painter/Poet, 1974-75, no. 18 (dated 1916)
London, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Man Ray, 1975, no. 16 (dated 1916)
Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Man Ray L'occhio e il suo doppio Dipinti. Collages. Disegni. Invenzioni fotografiche, oggetti d'affezione, libri, cinema, 1975, no. 21, illustrated in color in the catalogue (dated 1916)
Frankfurt, Kunstverein & Basel, Kunsthalle, Man Ray, Inventionen und Interpretationen, 1979-80, no. 70, illustrated in the catalogue
Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Man Ray, 1981-82, no. 4, illustrated in the catalogue
Washington, D.C., National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art; Houston, The Menil Collection & Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perpetual Motif, The Art of Man Ray, 1988-90, no. 4, illustrated in color in the catalogue