Man Ray

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)

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