l’Heure de l’Observatoire - les Amoureux (Observatory Time - The Lovers), 1964 after 1932-34 canvas

Man Ray (1890 – 1976)

Color photograph

50 x 124 cm

The Vera and Arturo Schwarz Collection of Dada and Surrealist Art

Israel Museum

© 2011 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Photo © The Israel Museum by Avshalom Avital


Man Ray | Lee Miller, Partners in Surrealism

On view June 11, 2011 to October 14, 2012

Located in the: Special Exhibition Galleries

From 1929 to 1932, Man Ray and Lee Miller -- two giants of the European Surrealism movement -- lived together in Paris, first as teacher and student, and later as lovers. Their mercurial relationship resulted in some of the most powerful work of each artist's career, and helped shape the course of modern art and photography. Combining rare vintage photographs, paintings, sculpture and drawings, this exhibition tells the story of the artists' brief but intense association and reveals the nature of their creative partnership.

Support provided by the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.


Peabody Essex Museum | pem.org | June 11 - December 4, 2011

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco | famsf.org | July 14 - October 14, 2012