Man Ray






Man Ray “Objets de Mon Affection” is the original and only Catalogue Raisonné of Man Ray’s sculptures and objects.

“The Object of my affection
Is to change complexion
From Pink, to rosey red…
– popular American song.”

“In whatever form it is finally presented: by a drawing, by a painting, by a photograph, or by the object itself in its original dimensions, it is designed to amuse, bewilder, annoy or to inspire reflection, but not to arouse admiration for any technical exellcence usually sought in other works of art.” (Hollywood, September, 1944) – Man Ray

Wonderful first printing of this truly magnificent and very collectable Man Ray book. “Objets de Mon Affection” was first published in 1983 by Philippe Sers Éditeur, Paris. The book is page after page of Man Ray’s objects, sculptures, assemblages, readymades. Amongst the well-known objects in here are countless reproductions of never before published sculptural works. This book includes a Catalogue Raisonné of Man Rays magnificent, poetic, humorous and provocative objects, alongside hand-written captions, reflections/anecdotes by Man Ray in English and French, and accompanying texts (in French) by Jean-Hubert Martin, Rosalind Krauss, and Brigitte Hermann. Also includes photography of exhibitions held by Man Ray, as well as domestic displays and studios documentation of his many objects. A really fantastic book, all wrapped up in bright pink cloth covers and dust-jacket – recommended to any fan of Man Ray’s work.

* Condition: Good/Very Good (in original dust jacket protected under plastic, book clean and tight throughout, dust jacket some crackling of original plastic paper coating, otherwise also very good)  – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

Man Ray - Objets de Mon Affection (1983)
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