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Portrait of André Breton. 1933.
Original photograph signed and dated on the cardboard, silver print (170 x 115 mm).
Beautiful original portrait of André Breton by Man Ray, executed in 1933.
It is signed and dated by the photographer under the image, on the cardboard support.
The framing of the image retains only the figure of André Breton looking at the lens, with his right hand under his chin: the photograph originally also included Paul Eluard, on the left.
Man Ray made many photographic portraits of André Breton, saying of him that he "wore his imposing head like a challenge". They collaborated on several occasions, notably for
Photography is not art, twelve photographs accompanied by twelve of Breton's aphorisms including: "But here is Man Ray. Here is the man with the head of a magic lantern."
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