Man Ray 1945-1998
The Bazaar Years (1994, documentary)
Diane Meier (Host) for "art / world" program.
Description: Man Ray was one of the greatest Surrealist painters and photographers of the 20th century. From 1934 to 1942, he produced a body of work for Harper's Bazaar, photographing personalities in the society, entertainment, and literary worlds as well as the fashions of Chanel, Schiaparelli, Molyneux, featured with his own artwork and those of his friends Constantin Brancusi and Alberto Giacometti. Man Ray had an immediate impact on fashion photography. His work made use of many of the innovative and unorthodox techniques he experimented with.
"Man Ray - The Bazaar Years" is a tour of an exhibit of Man Ray's commercial work, mainly as a fashion photographer for Haper's Bazaar. It discusses the relation between his commercial work and his artistic photography.