41
41
Man Ray
LANDSCAPE, 1913
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
41
Man Ray
LANDSCAPE, 1913
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Ginette et Alain Lesieutre, Collection Privée

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Paris

Man Ray
LANDSCAPE, 1913
oil on canvas
Signed man ray and dated 1913 lower right; indistinctly titled Landscape on the stretcher
35,8 x 25,5 cm; 14 x 10 in.
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Provenance

Paul Eluard, Paris (acquired directly from the artist)
Mme Paul Eluard
Lucien Scheler, Paris (his sale: Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Le Cabinet de Lucien Scheler, December 2000, lot 42)

Exhibited

London, Institute of Contemporary Arts, An Exhibition, Retrospective and Prospective of the works of Man Ray, 1959, no. 5
New York, The New York Cultural Center, Man Ray Inventor Painter Poet, 1974-75, no. 2
London, The Institute Of Contemporary Arts, Man Ray, 1975, no. 2
Roma, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Man Ray, l'occhio e il suo doppio, dipinti, collages, disegni, invenzioni fotografiche, ogetti d'affezione, libri, cinema, 1975, no. 2, illustrated
Montclair, Montclair Art Museum, Conversion to Modernism : the early work of Man Ray, 2003, no. 82, illustrated
Lugano, Museo d'Arte Della Citta di Lugano, Man Ray, 2011, no. 13, p. 45, illustrated

Literature

Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, Man Ray, Paris, 1929, p. 19, illustrated

Catalogue Note

This work will be included in the Catalogue of the Paintings of Man Ray, in preparation by Andrew Strauss and Timothy Baum.

Man Ray painted this work only a few months after visiting the Armory Show, the international exhibition of modern art that took place in New York in 1913 while he was staying in Ridgefield in New Jersey, not far from Manhattan. At this time, Man Ray was part of an artistic community composed of painters and writers. This painting reflects the artistic styles which had particularly inspired Man Ray during his visit of the Armory Show, notably Cézanne’s late works and the cubist works of Picasso and Braque. His use of geometric, cubic forms in the composition is indicative of Man Ray’s first steps along the path of abstraction.

Ginette et Alain Lesieutre, Collection Privée

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Paris