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Man Ray
1890 - 1976
CHESS SET
inscribed R (on red and silver King)
32 chessmen in anodised aluminium
height of King: 5.1cm., 2in.
Executed in 1947 in a limited edition.
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Provenance

Sale: Sotheby's Arcade, New York, 5th October 1988, lot 194
Private Collection, Pennsylvania (purchased at the above sale) 
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007

Literature

Arturo Schwarz, Man Ray: The Rigour of Imagination, New York, 1977, no. 325, illustration of another version p. 217 (photograph erroneously captioned as no. 324)

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