MAN RAY L'ÉTOILE DE VERRE

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MAN RAY
L'ÉTOILE DE VERRE
Signed Man Ray, titled L'Etoile de Verre, dated 1965, numbered Serie II 9/10 and with the partial inscription bien amicalement Man Ray 19-4-68 (on the reverse)
Chalk and diamanté collage on sandpaper laid down on cardboard mounted in the artist's original painted frame
Including artist's frame: 14 by 17½ in. (35.6 by 44.5 cm)
Executed in 1965 in 3 series of 10 plus artist’s proof; this example is number 9 from the series number 2.

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 Objects and Sculpture of Man Ray, currently in preparation.

PROVENANCE
Private Collection, New York
Timothy Baum, New York (acquired from the above)
Private Collection, Mexico City (acquired from the above)
Private Collection

LITERATURE
Roland Penrose, Man Ray, Paris, 1975, another example illustrated pp. 187 & 206
Arturo Schwarz, Man Ray, The Rigor of Imagination, London, 1977, another example mentioned pp. 224, 226 & 371
Man Ray, Objects of my affection, Paris, 1983, another example mentioned p. 156

CATALOGUE NOTE
In this poetic composition, Man Ray creates a view of tranquility with a glimmering star poised above a dark sea. The simple, yet striking arrangement arises from the pairing of the unlikely materials of diamond-cut glass and sandpaper—each synchronously derived from sand. In hallmark Surrealist fashion, the title is a play on words. With L'Étoile de verre, Man Ray toys with the terms “papier de verre” (sandpaper) and "étoile de mer" (starfish), the latter of which was also the title of the artist's third film, made in 1928.

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