1942 | MAN RAY | BROKEN CHAIR WITH STUMP AND BALLET SHOES |

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Man Ray


1942 | MAN RAY [A.K.A.  Emmanuel Radnitzky]
Broken Chair With Stump And Ballet Shoes
Source: J.Paul Getty Museum

Created for the June 1943 cover of the New York journal View, this composition of disparate elements encourages the viewer to invent his own narrative. A foreboding quality, created with shadows, solarization, and the inexplicable juxtaposition of abandoned satin dance shoes and a broken chair under a gnarled tree stump, pervades the picture.
[J.Paul Getty Museum]


VIEW | Edited by Charles Henri Ford & Parker Tyler 
Series III, NO. 2 (June 1943) | New York
Source: STEVEN FAMA


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