28 February 2013

The Artist & His Friends

Self-portrait, Man Ray, 1924

Images scanned from the Man Ray Portraits exhibition catalogue.

The exhibition runs until 27th May 2013
at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

Marcel Duchamp, New York, 1916

Ernest Hemingway, 1923

Georges Braque, 1922

Pablo Picasso, 1923

Genica Athanasiou, 1921

Lady Diana Cooper, 1923

Marie Laurencin, 1923

Henri Matisse, 1925

Helen Tamiris, 1929

Lee Miller, Juan-Les-Pins, Antibes, 1930

Solarised portrait of Lee Miller, c. 1929

Lee Miller in Man Ray's Rue Campagne-Premiere Studio, 1929

Nusch Eluard and Sonia Mosse, 1930

Le Corbusier, 1930

Self-portrait with Camera, 1930

Elsa Schiaparelli, 1934

Coco Chanel, 1935

Aldous Huxley, 1934

Wallis Simpson (Later Duchess of Windsor), 1935

Self-portrait in Hollywood Studio, 1944

And for me one of the most poignant photographs from the collection...
Group of Surrealists, 1930
Back Row (L-R): Paul Eluard, Jean Arp, Yves Tanguy, Rene Crevel
Front Row (L-R): Tristan Tzara, Andre Breton, Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Man Ray



  1. Mega post Syed, you can take a lot from this by looking at how they portray and hold themselves through stills. love it man.

    hopefully going to the surrealism museum in St. Pete's, FL later this year

  2. Old photo are attractive.Each portrait has impact.And I feel portrait in this time were very special thing. Nobody smile.

  3. And portraiture was never the same again. Thanks for putting these up Syed! beautiful selection of some of the most iconic people of the early 20th century. Some of those women, my god they were ahead of the times!