Man Ray Exhibition Opens at the National Portrait Gallery
Date Posted: 11/02/13
A visit to a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery could make for an interesting experience for those on London breaks over the next few months, with the works of surrealist artist Man Ray going on display.
Man Ray Portraits opened on Thursday (February 7th) and is the first major museum retrospective of the American's photographic portraits.
The exhibition focuses on Ray's career in America and Paris between 1916 and 1968 and features over 150 prints, including many portraits of the influential artist's contemporaries, friends and lovers, such as Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Kiki de Montparnasse, Lee Miller and Catherine Deneuve.
Reviewing the exhibition for the Independent newspaper, art critic Adrian Hamilton described the show as "compelling".
"Especially strong are Man Ray's group portraits," he said.
"There's a haunting series of the Maharaja and Maharanee of Indore in London as well as touching joint portraits of Lee Miller and her father and various group portraits of Surrealist friends and colleagues."
The exhibition runs until May 13th, with tickets priced at £14.
Posted by Becky Spence
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