Man Ray (1890–1976) is famous for his iconic black-and-white photographs. He is less well known for his paintings. This is being remedied by this summer’s main special exhibition at The Glyptotek, co-organises by The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Featuring more than 130 works, the exhibition adds greatly to the overall story of Man Ray, showing us an unorthodox artist who takes the Surrealists’ fascination with dreams and merges it with hard science and classical literature. Few people associate Man Ray with colourful, pastose oil paintings of three-dimensional mathematical figures. A photographer who paints? A conceptual artist wrestling with traditional figurative painting? In addition to bringing together a wide range of Man Ray’s major works, including several of his ground-breaking photographs, the

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