1890 - 1976
rayographie, tirage argentique unique de 1959
signé et daté au crayon en bas à droite (dans l'image), signé au crayon, annoté '(sans négatif)' à l'encre, deux cachets 'Original' au verso
rayograph, unique silver print, printed 1959
signed and dated in pencil in lower right quarter (in the image), signed in pencil, annotated '(without negative)' in ink, two stamps 'Original' on the reverse
10 ⅝ x 9 ¼ in.; 26,8 x 23,5 cm
This print is in very good condition. Some very faint silvering along edges and darker areas, a couple of fingerprint marks, only visible under raking light. Some tiny chips to edge only visible under extreme close inspection. A minuscule dust speck near upper left corner. Framed.
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Christie's Paris, Photographies Collection Claude Berri, 19 novembre 2005, lot 111
Atlas Gallery, London
Private collection, UK
Saint-Louis, Espace d'art contemporain Fernet-Branca, Chassé-croisé Dada-Surréaliste 1916-1969, January-July 2012, p. 139 (illustrated in the exhibition catalogue)
Man Ray, Galerie Alexandre Iolas, 1974, p. 119 (ill.)
Man Ray: Rayographies (Editions Léo Scheer, 2003), cat. no. 299, p. 274 (ill.)
Icônes : Photographies de la collection Claude Berri (Editions Léo Scheer, 2003), p. 100 (ill.)
G. Sebbag, Memorabilia Dada & Surréalisme 1916-1970 (Editions Cercle d'Art, Paris, 2010), p. 350 (ill.)