Lot 380
  • 380

Man Ray

Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 USD
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Description

  • Man Ray
  • Narcisse (Les Mains Libres)
  • Inscribed MR and numbered 0/8
  • Bronze
  • Height: 15 in.
  • 38.1 cm

Provenance

Private Collection, Italy (acquired from the artist in 1971 and sold: Sotheby's, Paris, July 3, 2008, lot 143)
Private Collection, Canada (acquired at the above sale and sold: Sotheby's, New York, November 7, 2012, lot 107)
Acquired at the above sale

Literature

Man Ray, mains libres (exhibition catalogue), Galleria Il Fauno, Turin, 1972, illustration of another cast n.p.
Janus, Man Ray, Milan, 1973, no. 145, illustration of another cast n.p.
Janus, Man Ray, Tutti gli Scritti, Milan, 1981, illustrations of other casts pp. 221, 401, 412-13 & 454
Jean-Hubert Martin, Brigitte Hermann & Rosalind Krauss, Man Ray, Objets de mon affection, Sculptures et objets, Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1983, illustration of another cast p. 165
Man Ray (exhibition catalogue), Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 1991-92, no. 147-56, illustrations of other casts pp. 90-92

Condition

Work is in excellent condition. Golden brown patina. Work is screwed to a lucite base. Surface is clean.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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