Manuscripts, correspondence, calendars and other archival materials are included in the acquisitions, as well as some photographs of course. "The illustrated agendas or calendar books that were kept by the expatriate artist during the 1920s and 1930s in Paris, when he was associated with the Dada and Surrealist groups, document his near-daily encounters and appointments with friends and colleagues such as Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso, André Breton, and Lee Miller," the Getty says. "Including professional appointments, tasks, details of shoots, and circumstances of printing, they offer a fascinating view of Man Ray’s prolific activities as a photographer as well as intriguing glimpses of his personal life." Photographs of him and his wife, Juliet Man Ray, are also among the materials. The Getty already had more than 300 Man Ray prints up on the hill.
Photo: The Kiss, Man Ray