THE GIFT

 

“There are objects that need names.
My works were designed to amuse, annoy,
bewilder, mystify and inspire reflection.”

 

~ Man Ray ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of Man Ray’s Cadeau (Edition 1974 number 1214 / 5000) taken in October 2019. This object is from the author’s personal collection.


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  1. “Cadeau is a typical product of Man Ray’s double-edged humour. Its sadistic implications need not be stressed. Its erotic aspect is revealed by Man Ray’s remark: You can tear a dress to ribbons with it. I did it once, and asked a beautiful eighteen-year-old coloured girl to wear as it as she danced. Her body showed through as she moved around, it was like a bronze in movement. It was really beautiful.” ~ Arturo Schwarz

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