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Man Ray’s Mouth

Todd Powelson

ArtDuh owes a debt of gratitude to Dada artist Man Ray, mainly because he provided the inspiration for one of our logos, the infamous floating lips. I don’t know that I was really thinking of Man Ray when I decided on that logo, but while I was working on it, I knew exactly where it came from.

I seem to write a lot about the artwork I’ve been thinking of most in the week leading up to my Sunday post, and today’s post is no exception. For whatever reason, I’ve caught myself repeatedly imagining giant lips floating like a spaceship over the valley. Will those lips laugh at us? Will that mouth take a bite? Or maybe it’ll just continue to hover and smile… I dunno, but I know I like the image.

Man Ray was an American artist, born in Philadelphia, who later moved to Paris and became a leading figure in the Dada and Surrealist art movements of the early 20th century. He is probably best known for his work in photography and film, but his paintings are pretty nice too!


Todd Powelson
Todd Powelson works as a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, and Visual Artist.

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