Its Another Spring

Media - 1983.105.6 - SAAM-1983.105.6_1 - 56993
Copied Man Ray, Its Another Spring, 1961, mixed media: metal spring, ivory ball, and wooden cigar box, 11 5886 58 in. (29.520.216.8 cm.), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Juliet Man Ray, 1983.105.6

Artwork Details

Its Another Spring
11 5886 58 in. (29.520.216.8 cm.)
front, left side and right side of box incised: 25 Danidoff No 2 top of box upper left incised: Hecho a mano top of box center incised: Danidoff No 2 top of box lower right incised: La Habana, Cuba right edge of box incised: No 2
Credit Line
Gift of Juliet Man Ray
Mediums Description
mixed media: metal spring, ivory ball, and wooden cigar box
  • Nonrepresentational
  • Abstract
  • Modern art movement — assemblage — box
Object Number

Artwork Description

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.

Luce Object Quote

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