L'etoile de Mer (The Starfish)
Unique vintage gelatin silver print
6 5/8 x 8 1/2 in.
This photograph was thought to have been created from a cell of the short film L'etoile de Mer, although it was in fact created independently during the shooting of the film. It is extremely similar to a frame in the film, although the cropping is not identical to the filmed sequence. No other example of this image is known to exist as a gelatin silver print.
"Man Ray, Retrospective 1912-1976", MAMAC, Nice, 1997
"Two Old Pals: Man Ray and Roland Penrose", The Mayor Gallery, London, 2000 (plate 6 in the catalogue)