Man Ray and Duchamp had been firm friends since Duchamp emigrated to the United States in 1915, and they would remain close for the rest of their lives. Together they published the first (and only) edition of New York Dada in 1921. The cover was an image of the now infamous perfume bottle ‘Belle Haleine: eau de voilette’ with the Man Ray portrait of Duchamp as Rrose Sélavy on the label. The title of this print is a subtle play on Duchamp’s alter-ego Rrose Sélavy - which when spoken sounds like Eros c’est la vie (Eros is Life) - or as Man Ray translated the phrase - ‘Rose, Cela Vit’.
|Image Size||18.8 x 15.3 cm|
|Paper Size||38 x 28.2 cm|
|Reference||'Man Ray Opera Grafica', Luciano Anselmino, cat. no. 21|