Inscribed 'To André Breton' by the photographer in pencil on the reverse, circa 1920\nAside from Danger/Dancer, the large glass and cogwheel composition that Man Ray completed in 1920, two other of his early works appear in this study of his studio. The small, transparent cubical shape on the left is L’inquiétude (1920), while the taller figure in the center is By Itself I (1918). Given the early date of these works, it is possible that Man Ray made this photograph in his New York City studio at 146 West 8th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, before his departure to Paris in 1921. Man Ray later gave Danger/Dancer to André Breton, and its glass was subsequently broken. The other two sculptures no longer exist. Reproductions of these works can be found in Schwarz’s Man Ray: The Rigour of Imagination, as plates 49, 350, and 248.\nThe present photograph comes originally from the Estate of Gloria de Herrera who met Man Ray in Los Angeles, and was photographed by him many times. A native of East Los Angeles, she was the companion of art dealer William Copley, and later of Maurice LeFebvre, an art supply dealer in Paris. In 1949-50, de Herrera served as the assistant to James Byrnes, at that time Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of History, Science, and Art. In 1998, Byrnes donated de Herrera’s letters and other documents to the Getty Archives. For more information on Byrnes, de Herrera, and Man Ray, cf. "Remembering Man Ray: An Interview with James & Barbara Byrnes," in Man Ray: Paris--L.A., pp. 117-22.\nAnother print of the image offered here is reproduced in Man Ray: L’Occhio e Il Suo Doppio (Rome, 1975), pl. 46, where the date of the negative is given as 1920.