Paul Messier to discuss Man Ray’s image, Le Violon d’Ingres, at SFMOMA

Image credit: Man Ray, Le Violon d’Ingres, 1924; © Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
September 22, 2015

Paul Messier, IPCH’s new Director of Lens Media Lab, will be giving a talk entitled, Photography: Progress + Partnership, a Discussion with Paul Messier, on Thursday, October 22, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), in San Francisco, California. The subject of his talk will be Man Ray’s Dada image, Le Violon d’Ingres. The image was conceived and printed in 1924. The discussion will be to query, what would the image originally have looked like, and how does one develop that theory? This marks the first of many events related to the exciting collaboration taking shape between SFMOMA and Yale IPCH to advance photography research and conservation.