Lot 5
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Man Ray

Estimate
30,000 - 40,000 EUR
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Description

  • Man Ray
  • Purple Mask, 1948
  • Signed Man Ray and dated 1948 (lower right)
  • Oil on canvas laid down on painted panel
  • Canvas: 30 by 22.4 cm, 11 ¾ by 8 ¾ in.
  • Panel: 50.2 by 45.7 cm, 19 ¾ by 18 in.
Purple Mask, 1948

Oil on canvas
13h x 10w inches

Estimate: €25,000 - 35,000

Exhibited

Princeton, 1963, no. 39
Francfort & Bâle, 1979-80, no. 39
Paris, 1989 (ii), n.n.
Santa Monica, 1996, p. 27
Madrid, Paris & Berlin, 2007-10, p. 208
Tokyo, 2010, no. 250

Catalogue Note

Juliet served as Man Ray’s principal muse from the day they met in Hollywood in late 1940. In this oil portrait, painted in striking red, purple and green, Juliet’s eyes are obscured by what Man Ray suggests would be a mask, however, the composition is based upon Man Ray’s photograph of Juliet wearing a wide-brimmed hat casting a large shadow across her face
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