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Man Ray
CHESS SET
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 60,000 USD
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343
Man Ray
CHESS SET
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Man Ray
1890 - 1976
CHESS SET
Inscribed Man Ray and numbered 9/50 (on the white king); inlaid with the artist's poem in French in his facsimile handwriting (on the chess board perimeter)

le Roi est à moi
la Reine est la Tienne
la Tour Fait un four
le Fou est comme vous
le Cavalier déraille
le Pion fait l'espion
comme toute canaille
Fait de toutes pièces
Man Ray —1962
Comprising thirty-two patinated dark brown and brass chess pieces presented on enamel and gilt-metal inlay chess board, mounted on a painted wood table top board with storage drawers for chess pieces
Table top (closed): 22 1/2 by 39 in.
57.1 by 99 cm
Executed between 1962 and 1966 in an edition of 50 plus 5 artist's proofs.
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Provenance

Landau Fine Art, Montreal
Acquired from the above on December 8, 1994

Literature

Man Ray (exhibition catalogue), Museum Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Musée national d'art moderne, Paris & The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, 1972, no. 147, illustration of another example p. 73
Arturo Schwarz, Man Ray, The Rigour of Imagination, London, 1977, no. 327, illustration of another example from the edition p. 217
Jean-Hubert Martin, Rosalind Krauss & Brigitte Hermann, Man Ray; Objets de mon affection, sculptures et objets, Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1983, illustration of another example p. 161

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