Man Ray

1890-1976, American

"Three Heads (Joseph Stella and Marcel Duchamp)," negative date 1920

Gelatin silver print on paper under glass
Unsigned; printed prior to 1957 according to a gallery label affixed to the frame verso
Image: 4.375" H x 3.25" W; Sheet: 4.625" H x 3.5" W

  • Provenance: Galerie Francoise Paviot, Paris, France
    The Blake Byrne Collection, acquired from the above
  • Notes: Man Ray was an American artist who regarded himself primarily as a painter even though his work spanned several disciplines. Portraiture and fashion photography were his most prolific media and his reputation for capturing distinctive depictions of art icons like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, and Peggy Guggenheim brought him global recognition and success. Man Ray spent most of his career in Paris producing works that align with the Dada and Surrealist movements, but he also made several works that fall into the categories of Abstract art, Cubism, and Modern art. Conveying an idea took precedent over any particular style or medium for Man Ray. His artistic approach enabled him to make significant contributions to several movements and established him as above all, a truly original thinker.

    Three Heads, from 1920 features Futurist painter Joseph Stella, conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp, and a portrait of Man Ray upside down on the wall above Marcel Duchamp.
  • Condition: Generally good condition. Later notations in pencil, verso.

    Frame: 10" H x 8" W x 1.25" D

Accepted Forms of Payment:

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Money Order / Cashiers Check, Personal Check, Visa, Wire Transfer


Buyers are responsible for arranging their own shipping estimates and deliveries. Moran's in our discretion and as a courtesy to buyers, can arrange to have purchased lots packed, insured and forwarded by a third-party shipper at the request, expense and risk of the buyer. Moran's assumes no responsibility for acts or omissions in such packing or shipping by other packers or carriers, even if recommended by Moran's. Nor does Moran's assume any responsibility for any damage to picture frames or to the glass therein. In circumstances where Moran's arranges for such third-party services, Moran's may apply an administration charge of 15% of that service fee.

November 9, 2021 10:00 AM PST
Monrovia, CA, US

John Moran Auctioneers

You agree to pay a buyer's premium of up to 25% and any applicable taxes and shipping.

View full terms and conditions

Bid Increments
From: To: Increments:
$0 $499 $25
$500 $999 $50
$1,000 $1,999 $100
$2,000 $4,999 $250
$5,000 $9,999 $500
$10,000 $19,999 $1,000
$20,000 $49,999 $2,500
$50,000 $99,999 $5,000
$100,000 $199,999 $10,000
$200,000 $499,999 $25,000
$500,000 + $50,000