One was a famous artist, the other an ardent collector of photography, a curator and author. Man Ray (1890-1976) and L. Fritz Gruber (1908-2005) nurtured professional and personal contact for more than two decades. Gruber was involved in projects such as Man Ray's solo exhibition at photokina and the book Man Ray Portraits. From many years working together and extensive knowledge of Man Ray's work, Gruber and his wife Renate put together a multiform collection that has become the basis of this book. In addition to Man Ray's photographs, sculptural work and objects, this book includes extensive correspondence, numerous monographs, catalogues and reviews. Against this backdrop a personal picture emerges of Gruber's commitment to the work of the American artist. This volume provides many new insights, particularly into the artist's last creative years.