Man Ray Dorothea Tanning and Juliet Man Ray in Arizona
Medium Silver print
Photo Date 1941-46 Print Date 1941-46
Dimensions 3-1/8 x 4 in. (79 x 102 mm)
Photo Country United States (USA)
Photographer Country United States (USA)
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
Title "Dorothea and Juliet Sedona Arizona" written in pencil on print verso. Man Ray's shot of a friend and his wife Juliet holding hands on the bumper of his car, was taken out in the snow, an unusual but not rare occasion for Sedona. This may be the Tanning/Ernst property in Sedona on Brewer Rd., which they bought in 1946 (my thanks to Randy Reynolds for this possible suggestion), or it could be an earlier trip out to the area. See http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=111987 for an image in the Getty Museum of Man Ray in this same car. Man Ray loved this car and often used it in his shots. As he described the purchase of the automobile, "I decided to get a car. It should be a new one. I did some window shopping. Then I saw my car, discreetly advertised. It was a low, closed body, four-seater, completely streamlined without any excess chrome trimmings, the finish, metallic blue, the interior blue, my favorite color. I could see myself in it with my bright blue tweed jacket livening up the color."
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