Creighton-Davis Gallery
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Fine and Decorative Lottery Style Auction

Sat, Apr 6, 2024 03:00AM EDT - Sun, Apr 28, 2024 08:00PM EDT
Lot 242

Man Ray (Emmanuel Radinski), American 1890-1976

Estimate: $100 - $1,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
  • Title: "Man Ray In His Workshop", rare proof photo from the U.S.I.S. archives,
  • Medium:glossy photograph used as the basis for a half tone print run
  • proof signature on verso,
  • Publisher-Year:
    c. 1945
  • Size: ,sheet: 8 3/4 by 6 1/2 in. (21 x 25 cm.) ,
  • See Provenance for Additional Information


In generally good condition with handling soft creases and some stains verso (see photos)., offered unframed

Reference: Recorded and illustrated at

Note: This image is recorded in the link above along with others from the series featuring Man Ray. The original photo was cut down a bit to fit the format of the eventual release publication.
U.S.I.S operated European field offices for the United States Information Agency after World War II.
"The U.S.I.S. has done a very effective job since the end of World War II of making French intellectuals aware of the great scope of American artistic, scientific and educational achievements..."(N.Y. Times July 5, 1964)
This appears to be a proof for one of the releases of the U.S.I.S. which from time to time produced images of American artists. The original photographs are now in the National Archives. The proof appears to have been approved by the signature of "Man Ray" as pointed out by the red arrows.