Art: Grandada

Hemingway took him to the boxing matches; Duchamp beat him at chess. Brancusi entertained him by playing the violin, Cocteau by a drum recital, Gertrude Stein by letting Alice B. Toklas cook him lunch. And this was fit tribute to the wiry young expatriate American who not only made artful photographs of his Paris friends but also created a series of "objects"—tacks fastened to a flatiron, a picture of the human eye to a metronome — that shook the salons of the '20s with cries of ecstasy and reverence. Yet Man Ray wanted fame as a painter, not as a photographer...

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