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Video clip of Man Ray, Man Ray

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Man Ray, Man Ray

Alternative Title:
William Wegman on Man Ray

Extent:
1 videoreel of 1 (20 min.) : sd., col. ; 2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (ca. 5 1/2 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (ca. 5 1/2 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.

Copyright Date:
1978?

Copyright Holder:
Copyright holder is unidentified.

Artist:
Wegman, William

Background:
This work was created for the "Artists on Artists" project and broadcast on "Artist's Showcase."

Scope:
Includes a 2" master and Betacam SP preservation master of original footage (along with footage shot for "Collisions"), a 2" master of audio materials; two 3/4" screening copies of the finished work and a Betacam SP preservation master of one of these. The work also appears on "Artists on Artists" compilation tapes.

In William Wegman's "Man Ray, Man Ray," the biographies of Wegman's dog and of the artist Man Ray merge. Host Russell Connor provides straightforward documentary-style narration of important details of both lives -- life in Paris, the Armory Show, artistic influences, and obedience school. Samples of photographic works by Man Ray and Wegman's video work (featuring his dog Man Ray) are included. Key figures in the artist's life are represented by images from a high school yearbook and other "found" photographs.



Subjects:
Dogs

Man Ray


Genres:
Documentaries and factual works
Parodies

See Also:
Artists on Artists, Compilation Tapes





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