THIS LOT CONSISTS OF ONE BOOK AND TWO CATALOGUES ON MAN RAY: Self Portrait, Man Ray, (1963)[shown]; Man Ray. Photo Graphics from the Collection of Arnold H. Crane (1973); and Man Ray in America. Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, and Photographs by Francis M. Naumann (2001).
Self Portrait. Man Ray. Andre Deutsch Limited, London, 1963. First British edition. Large octavo. Black cloth with gilt stamping on spine. 398 pp. The emminently readable and entertaining autobiography of one the major modernist artists of the twentieth century; illustrations include his portraits, photographs of his legendary companions, his work. Includes stories of his interactions with Marcel Duchamp, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, Picabia, Kiki, Henry Miller, and others. A fine copy with a small (about one inch by a half-inch) transparent stain on cover.
Man Ray. Photo Graphics From the Collection of Arnold H. Crane. Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, 1973. First edition. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Squarish octavo. The catalogue of an exhibition, with list of the 157 photographs + illustrations of 19 photographs and one drawing + chronology and selected bibliography. Covers with scattered light soiling and a residue mark from an old price sticker on back cover.
Man Ray in America. Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture, and Photographs from the New York/ Ridgefield (1912-21) and Hollywood (1940-50) Years.
Francis M. Naumann. Francis M. Naumann Fine Art, New York, 2001. First edition. Large octavo. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. 64 pp. A handsome production, which includes photographs by and of Man Ray. A very fine copy.