Its Another Spring

  • Man Ray, Its Another Spring, 1961, mixed media: metal spring, ivory ball, and wooden cigar box, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Juliet Man Ray, 1983.105.6

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

Title
Its Another Spring
Artist
Date
1961
On View
Dimensions
11 5/8 x 8 x 6 5/8 in. (29.5 x 20.2 x 16.8 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Juliet Man Ray

Mediums
Mediums Description
mixed media: metal spring, ivory ball, and wooden cigar box
Classifications
Keywords
  • Modern art movement – assemblage – box
  • Abstract
Object Number
1983.105.6
Palette
Linked Open Data
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