Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant-Garde

Overview

Man Ray, famed Dada artist, expatriate, and innovator, is the subject of this PBS American Masters Series episode. Stockard Channing hosts this in-depth documentary. Several interviews with the artist himself and other archival footage aptly covers and describes one of the 20th Century's most influential artists. ~ Ed Atkinson
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Overview

Man Ray, famed Dada artist, expatriate, and innovator, is the subject of this PBS American Masters Series episode. Stockard Channing hosts this in-depth documentary. Several interviews with the artist himself and other archival footage aptly covers and describes one of the 20th Century's most influential artists. ~ Ed Atkinson
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Barnes & Noble - John Guida
An installment of PBS's American Masters series, Man Ray: Prophet of the Avant-Garde is an edifying look at the work and life of a photographer, painter, and filmmaker who was one of the revolutionary geniuses of modern art. Born Emanuel Radnitsky in Brooklyn, Man Ray spent most of his adult life in Paris. The people he knew and made the subjects of his portraits are among the shining stars of the early-20th-century art world: Pablo Picasso, Igor Stravinsky, and T. S. Eliot, to name a few. The inventor of a photographic technique known as the rayograph, Man Ray created striking portraits, did innovative fashion photography, and made fascinating experimental films. Footage from some of these films is included here, along with a Man Ray video interview recorded in the '70s, and several of his student drawings. There is also a fun, intimate visit to the Paris apartment where he spent his final years. Stockard Channing narrates from biographer Neil Baldwin's script, which emphasizes the importance of women in Man Ray's life and art. You won't find a more complete portrait of this extraordinary artist.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/22/2000
  • UPC: 720917117836
  • Original Release: 1997
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  • Source: Winstar
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stockard Channing Voice Only
Technical Credits
Mel Stuart Director, Producer
Neil Baldwin Screenwriter
William Cartwright Co-producer
Susan Lacy Executive Producer
Bryan McKenzie Editor
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