The name Emmanuel Radnitzky may not bring to mind images of Avant-Garde art, but this master of the visual arts later changed his name to Man Ray, a moniker that is certain to strike a chord with many.
On October 30th, Soler y Llach will auction photographs by Man Ray from the highly-prized collection of the gallerist Camillo D’Afflitto. It will be the largest sale of his work since 1995, and a rare opportunity for Man Ray fans to come in contact with the photographs on exhibit before they reach the auction block. The works, many of which are original prints, came in large part from the private collection of the artist’s wife and muse, Juliet. Dated between 1920 and 1970, they offer an ample view of the photographic output of one of the promoters of the Surrealist and Dadaist movements.
Among the rarities on display is the magnificent Negro y Blanco, which is expected to bring in between €150,000 and €200,000. For those who are a little short on cash this month, have no fear—you can pick up a photo of Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar relaxing at the beach with a Saluki hound for around €5,000. Viewing before the auction will be open to the public on October 29th and 30th.