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42
Man Ray
ELECTRICITÉ, 1931
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
42
Man Ray
ELECTRICITÉ, 1931
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Photographies

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Paris

Man Ray
1890 - 1976
ELECTRICITÉ, 1931
porfolio comprising 10 photogravures after Rayographs
each signed in the negative and individually hinged to paper
commissioned by La Compagnie Parisienne de Distribution d'Electricité
edition 68 of 500
folio 15 ¼ x 11 ¼ in.; 38,5 x 28,5 cm
each print 10 ¼ x 8 in.; 26 x 20,5 cm
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Provenance

Collection particulière, France

Literature

Neususs, Das Fotogram, pp. 164-9
Perpetual Motif, pl.183
The Photobook: A History Volume II, Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, Phaidon press limited, 2006, pp. 182-183 (illustré)
E. de l'Ecotais, Man Ray: Rayographies, Léo Scheer, pp. 258-59, cat. 227-36.

Catalogue Note

Électricité is one of the most acclaimed works of Man Ray. It was originally a set of ten rayograms that the artist realized for the Parisian Electricity company (CPDE) who wanted to promote the domestic use of electricity. Man Ray showed how electricity (an invisible force) could be a modern topic. The portfolio was intended to be distributed by the company to its managers and best clients. 

© Man Ray 2015 Trust / Adagp, Paris 2018

 

Photographies

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Paris