Lot 128
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MAN RAY | Idole du pêcheur

15,000 - 20,000 GBP
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  • Man Ray
  • Idole du pêcheur
  • stamped Man Ray and numbered 5/8
  • bronze
  • height: 41.4cm., 16 1/4 in.
  • The original cork object executed in 1926. This cast is part of a series of eight plus three artist's proofs cast in 1973.


Galerie Francoise Tournie, Paris
Artcurial, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1978


Arturo Schwarz, Man Ray. The Rigour of Imagination, London, 1977, no. 260, original object illustrated p. 147
Jean-Hubert Martin, Rosalind Krauss & Brigitte Hermann, Man Ray: Objets de mon affection, Sculptures et Objets, Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1983, no. 37, p. 143, original object illustrated p. 48
Kishin Shinoyama, 'Man Ray atelier', Art Vivant, no. 15, 1985, illustration of another cast
Gérard Durozoi, History of the Surrealist Movement, Chicago & London, 1997, no. 3, p. 79, original object illustrated p. 78

Catalogue Note

Andrew Strauss and Timothy Baum of the Man Ray Expertise Committee have confirmed the authenticity of this work and that it will be included in the Catalogue of the Objects and Sculpture of Man Ray, currently in preparation.