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Original 11x17” watercolor portrait of Man Ray as featured in The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence. Framed as shown in alternate images. Comes with a copy of the book signed by the illustrator.

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As he appears in the text:

“Heartbroken over his failed relationship with photographer Lee Miller, his former assistant, Man Ray created some of his most memorably melodramatic works, including the iconic photographs of glass tears balanced on a mannequin’s face. Juliet Browner, an artist and muse for Man Ray until his death, grew up in New York and studied dance with Martha Graham, but found the work of an artist’s model much easier: ‘I would just strike a pose and hold it.’ She had a previous live-in relationship with Willem de Kooning, who also painted her, but once she met Man in 1940 they were inseparable. She was twenty-nine. He was fifty. They lived in Hollywood through the ’40s and moved to Paris in 1951. She changed her name to Juliet Man Ray in marriage.”

Read more about The Art of the Affair, by Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon. ︎︎︎