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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF SERGIO TOMASINELLI

Man Ray
VOILÀ
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 31,250 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
30

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF SERGIO TOMASINELLI

Man Ray
VOILÀ
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 31,250 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modernités : de Rodin à Soulages

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Paris

Man Ray
1890 - 1976
VOILÀ
signed Man Ray and numbered E.A. (on the sail); inscribed with the title Voilà (on the boat); signed, titled "VOILA" and inscribed pour Salon de Mai 1975 / Prière de mettre dans une vitrine. Merci! on the reverse of the box
mixed media object: acrylic, paint brush, canvas and wood bowl mounted in a painted wood presentation box
box: 36 x 21,9 x 13,7 cm; 14 1/8  x 8 5/8  x 5 3/8  in.
Conceived and executed in 1970 in two unique examples and an edition of 9 plus 3 artist’s proofs, the present work is an artist’s proof.
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Provenance

Luciano Anselmino, Galleria Il Fauno, Turin (acquired directly from the artist)
A gift from the above to the present owner circa 1976-77

Exhibited

Paris, Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Salon de Mai, 1975
Milan, Galleria Il Fauno, Man Ray, Unconcerned but not indifferent, 1977, nn.

Literature

Jean-Hubert Martin, Rosalind Krauss & Brigitte Hermann, Man Ray: Objets de mon affection, Sculptures et Objets, Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1983, no. 173, illustration of another example pp. 132 and 148

Catalogue Note

In Voilà, Man Ray transforms the artist’s working tools into a sailing boat, a bowl for the hull, a paintbrush for the mast and the pink sail formed of a section of canvas that was procured from Foinet, the well-known artist’s supplier. As so often with Man Ray’s objects, the title, Voilà, in English “there you go”, is a pun on the French word for sail, voile.

 

Modernités : de Rodin à Soulages

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Paris