Saturday, March 06, 2010

Man Ray & Second Wave Jewish Modernism

Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention
closes March 14, 2010
The Jewish Museum, NY

I posted this on my site just now ... I'd only add that the frame of Man Ray as a "second wave" Jewish-American modernist is worth keeping mind.

This show is especially notable for the collection of work Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky, 1890-1976) did while living in the New York area (and especially Ridgefield, NJ) before emigrating to Paris in 1921, when he was just past 30. This include early magazine covers and design as well as documenting his engagement with Ferrer's Modern School.

"Tapestry" (1911, from the Pompidou) is made up of fabric swaths from his father's tailor shop:

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