Man Ray & Picabia to Open at Vito Schnabel Gallery




From L-R, Man Ray, Non-Abstraction, 1947, oil on panel, 36 1/4 x 27 1/2 inches (92.1 x 68.9 cm) © Man Ray 2015 Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY/ADAGP, Paris 2021. Image courtesy of the gallery; Francis Picabia, Femme a la chemise bleu, 1942-1943, oil on board, 40 3/8 x 29 1/2 inches (102.6 x 74.93 cm) © 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Beginning March 25, 2021, Vito Schnabel Gallery will present Man Ray & Picabia, a historical exhibition that brings into dialogue seminal works by two early modern masters and legendary artists of the avant-garde. An intimate presentation, the exhibition focuses on only nine paintings that span the late 1920s to the mid-1950s – a careful selection designed to invite contemplation on the nature of artistic revolution. The canvases on view manifest Man Ray and Francis Picabia’s prodigious engagement with the medium of painting across multi-faceted careers marked by irreverence toward convention and an ability to cycle through the phases of modernism to arrive at exceptionally original results. This rare grouping includes paintings that have not been on display to the public for decades.

Man Ray & Picabia will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue featuring an essay by writer and Man Ray specialist Timothy Baum.

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