Man Ray



L. Fritz Gruber Archiv
In September 2012 Museum Ludwig, with the support of the Cultural Foundation and Arts Foundation NRW, acquired the Man Ray Collection of Renate and L. Fritz Gruber. Man Ray and the Grubers enjoyed a decades-long friendship. Out of that personal relationship arose a collection of papers, archives, correspondence, signed objects and exhibition publications. A special feature is a bundle of 50 repro-contact sheets with portraits of Lee Miller, Jean Cocteau, Max Ernst, Pablo Picasso, Dora Maar, and many other great artists of the 20th century. The collection also contains a series of 37 contact sheets of Man Ray's rayographs,
which were of utmost importance for him in his research.