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Man Ray and his contemporaries

Man Ray and his contemporaries

Berenice Abbott » Jacques-André Boiffard » Brassaï » Henri Cartier-Bresson » Raoul Hausmann » Eli Lotar » Man Ray  »

Auction: 25 Jun – 28 Jun 2022

Tue 28 Jun

Christophe JORON-DEREM

46, rue Saint Anne
75002 Paris

Christophe JORON-DEREM - Agrément 2002-401

46, rue Saint Anne
75002 Paris

+33(0)1-40 20 02 82


"Man Ray and his contemporaries"
Berenice Abbott, Jacques-André Boiffard, Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Raoul Hausmann, Eli Lotar

Tuesday, 28 June, 3pm (lots 1 to 94)
Wednesday, 29 June, 3 pm (lots 95 to 192)

Saturday, 25 and Monday, 27 June: 11am - 6pm
Tuesday, 28 June: 11am – 1pm
Salle 6 - Hôtel Drouot
9, rue Drouot 75009 Paris

Online Catalog: here

Online Biding: Drouot live

Emmanuelle de l'Ecotais
+33 (0)6 46 25 73 81

Christophe Joron-Derem is pleased to announce a sale entitled "Man Ray and his contemporaries" at the Hôtel DROUOT on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 June, 2022.

Approximately 200 original works will be displayed from the collection of Edmonde and Lucien Treillard, Man Ray's primary assistant.

Lucien Treillard, who was a professor of literature, met Man Ray in 1960 on the occasion of the realization of two prints for the editor Georges Visat. The two men developed a real affinity for one another and continued to work together, Man Ray relying entirely on his faithful companion for the promotion of his work, until the end of his life in 1976. Juliet, his last wife, maintained this collaboration until her own death in 1991.

The collection offered for sale today, belonging to Mrs. Edmonde Treillard, Lucien's widow, is the result of forty years of work, research and collecting from friends and contemporaries of Man Ray.

The sale presents a characteristic collection of Man Ray's work: vintage prints and original contact sheets, objects, drawings, glass plates, prints and portfolios, as well as some rare large prints made in 1960 for PHOTOKINA. Three exceptional unpublished versions of Le Violon d'Ingres will also be exhibited.

The collection is completed by rare works of Berenice Abbott and Jacques-André Boiffard - former assistants of Man Ray, Raoul Hausmann, Brassaï and Henri Cartier-Bresson, collected by Lucien very early on.

Emmanuelle de l'Ecotais is the expert for this exceptional sale. She inventoried and studied Man Ray's studio collection of 15,000 negatives and 5,500 contact sheets for the Centre Pompidou from 1994 to 1998. This study was the subject of her doctoral thesis, published in part in the catalog for the exhibition Man Ray, photography and its double which she co-curated (Mnam/Grand Palais, Paris, 1998, ICP, New York, 1999). Considered since then to be an expert on his work, she has organized various exhibitions throughout the world (notably in Australia and more recently in Brazil). Author of numerous articles on the work of Man Ray and monographs by Taschen (2000) and Delpire (2015), she also published the catalog of the Rayographies in 2001 (éditions Léo Scheer).

Between 2001 and 2019, Emmanuelle de l'Ecotais was in charge of photography at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since 2020, she has been an independent curator, artistic director of the photo4food Foundation and the Photo Days festival and an expert in photography (member of the French Union of Professional Experts).