An extraordinary friendship
You can catch the exhibition 'Man Ray, L. Fritz Gruber Archive - The outstanding archive of an extraordinary friendship' at the Museum Ludwig until March the 5th. The collection is the result of a friendship that grew between L Fritz Gruber, his wife Renate and Man Ray in the 1950s. The cordial friendship resulted in a wide-ranging collection of materials relating to Man Ray, including works of art, documents and correspondence, objects, and signed exhibition catalogues. A special feature of the collection is a set of fifty contact prints of portraits of Lee Miller, Jean Cocteau, Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso, Dora Maar, and many other important artistic figures of the twentieth century, each inscribed by Man Ray with numbers indicating his rating of the subject. The collection also features a series of thirty-seven contact prints of rayographs (as he referred to photograms) that are of considerable importance to students of Man Ray's work. This exceptional, highly personal collection of items relating to one of the twentieth century's greatest photographic artists will be on display in the Prints and Drawings gallery, along with portrait photographs by Man Ray from the Museum Ludwig's collection.
'Man Ray, L. Fritz Gruber Archive - The outstanding archive of an extraordinary friendship'
Museum Ludwig - Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667 Köln
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Every first Thursday of the month 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Closed on Monday