Le Voyeur

  • Man Ray, Le Voyeur, 1965, mixed media, wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Juliet Man Ray, 1983.105.4

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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 Le Voyeur the title immediately conjures up the idea of secretly watching something illicit, but when we look into the lens, all we can see is the back of a cigar box.

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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
Le Voyeur
Artists
Date
1965
On View
Dimensions
6 1/8 x 6 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. (15.4 x 16.1 x 3.1 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Juliet Man Ray

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Modern art movement – assemblage – box
  • Abstract
Object Number
1983.105.4
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