Man Ray (American, 1890-1976)
    Facile, Poems by Paul Éluard with Photographs by Man Ray, 1935
    Soft cover book with text and twelve photographs by Man Ray of Eluard's wife reproduced in photogravure
    9-1/2 x 7-1/4 inches (24.1 x 18.4 cm)
    Signed and inscribed 'à Lucien Rillard / remerciements Man Ray' in ink on the publisher's page, and stamp numbered '765' of an edition of 1200 on the last page.
    First edition.
    Published by Editions GLM, Paris

    "This small book has come to be regarded as one of the iconic French photobooks of the 1930s by virtue of its conclusion in many exhibitions devoted to the Surrealist movement. [...] Though ethereal rather than earthy, [the] pictures exude an elegant eroticism, especially when printed in photogravure so luscious that one just wants to touch it" (Parr-Badger I, 105).

    Condition Report*:

    This work remains in very good condition, aside from overall paper discoloration and light foxing throughout, with minor creases at the corners of the folio and light wear commensurate with age.

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