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Man Ray

The Mysteries of Château du Dé

January 14–February 29, 2020
San Francisco

Installation view Artwork © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020. Photo: Johnna Arnold

Installation view

Artwork © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020. Photo: Johnna Arnold

Installation view Artwork © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020. Photo: Johnna Arnold

Installation view

Artwork © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020. Photo: Johnna Arnold

Installation view Artwork © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020. Photo: Johnna Arnold

Installation view

Artwork © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020. Photo: Johnna Arnold

Installation view Artwork © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020. Photo: Johnna Arnold

Installation view

Artwork © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020. Photo: Johnna Arnold

Installation view Artwork © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020. Photo: Johnna Arnold

Installation view

Artwork © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020. Photo: Johnna Arnold

Installation view Artwork © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020. Photo: Johnna Arnold

Installation view

Artwork © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020. Photo: Johnna Arnold

Installation view Artwork © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020. Photo: Johnna Arnold

Installation view

Artwork © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020. Photo: Johnna Arnold

Installation view Artwork © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020. Photo: Johnna Arnold

Installation view

Artwork © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020. Photo: Johnna Arnold

Installation view Artwork © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020. Photo: Johnna Arnold

Installation view

Artwork © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020. Photo: Johnna Arnold

Works Exhibited

Man Ray, Film Still from “L’étoile de mer”, 1928 Gelatin silver print, 9 ⅛ × 11 ⅞ inches (23 × 30 cm)© Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2019

Man Ray, Film Still from “L’étoile de mer”, 1928

Gelatin silver print, 9 ⅛ × 11 ⅞ inches (23 × 30 cm)
© Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2019

About

I have finally freed myself from the sticky medium of paint, and am working directly with light itself.
—Man Ray

Gagosian is pleased to present The Mysteries of Château du Dé, an exhibition of works by Man Ray.

During his storied career, Man Ray, a multidisciplinary artist with a rare breadth, worked in a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, film, poetry, and prose. While for him photography and painting were paramount, his work in early film and cinema is often overlooked.

Man Ray’s first experience in making film was in New York, in 1920, when he worked with Marcel Duchamp on an unsuccessful attempt to create a three-dimensional film. After moving to Paris, in 1921, his diverse experimentation in the medium of photography eventually led him back to the moving image.

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Man Ray, Film Still from “Les mystères du Château du Dé”, 1929, printed 1980s © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020

Tour

Man Ray
The Mysteries of Château du Dé

Saturday, February 22, 2020, 3pm
Gagosian, San Francisco

Join Gagosian for a tour of Man Ray: The Mysteries of Château du Dé, an exhibition focusing on Man Ray’s films of the 1920s, on view at Gagosian, San Francisco, through February 29. Gagosian’s Graham Dalik will discuss the multidisciplinary artist’s foray into filmmaking during this period, as well as the interrelationships between the films, objects, drawings, and photographs on view. To attend the free event, RSVP to sftours@gagosian.com. Space is limited.

Man Ray, Film Still from “Les mystères du Château du Dé”, 1929, printed 1980s © Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris 2020

SQÜRL (Carter Logan and Jim Jarmusch). Photo: Sara Driver

Performance

SQÜRL—Jim Jarmusch & Carter Logan
Live Scores for Films by Man Ray

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6:30pm
906 World Cultural Center, San Francisco
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SQÜRL, featuring filmmaker and composer Jim Jarmusch and producer and composer Carter Logan, will perform live original scores to four films by Man Ray: L’étoile de mer (1928), Emak Bakia (1926), Le retour à la raison (1923), and Les mystères du Château du Dé (1929). The performance is presented by Gagosian in association with the exhibition Man Ray: The Mysteries of Château du Dé at Gagosian, San Francisco. Doors open at 6pm; performance begins at 6:30pm. The event has reached capacity. To join the wait list, RSVP to rsvpsf@gagosian.com.

SQÜRL (Carter Logan and Jim Jarmusch). Photo: Sara Driver