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Its Another Spring

1961 Man Ray Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1890 Died: Paris, France 1976 mixed media: metal spring, ivory ball, and wooden cigar box 11 5/8 x 8 x 6 5/8 in. (29.5 x 20.2 x 16.8 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Juliet Man Ray 1983.105.6 Smithsonian American Art Museum
2nd Floor, North Wing


Luce Center Quote

“Everything I do is done in the spirit of pleasure.” Man Ray, Exhibition Catalogue, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1966

Luce Center Label

Man Ray loved expressing humor in his work and often hinted at erotic imagery through his assemblages of everyday objects. In It’s Another Spring the arrangement of the cigar box, bedspring, and ivory ball evokes male sexual power, while the season of spring more generally makes us think of sexual awakening.

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Abstract

Modern art movement - assemblage - box

sculpture

ivory

metal

mixed media

wood

About Man Ray

Born: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1890 Died: Paris, France 1976

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