View 1 of Lot 116. MAN RAY | BLACK WIDOW (NATIVITY).
View 1 of Lot 116. MAN RAY | BLACK WIDOW (NATIVITY).
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MAN RAY | BLACK WIDOW (NATIVITY)

Estimate:

5,000,000 - 7,000,000 USD

Totems: de Chirico / Man Ray

MAN RAY | BLACK WIDOW (NATIVITY)

MAN RAY | BLACK WIDOW (NATIVITY)

Estimate:

5,000,000 - 7,000,000 USD

Lot sold:

5,779,200

USD

Totems: de Chirico / Man Ray

MAN RAY

1890 - 1976

BLACK WIDOW (NATIVITY)


Signed Man Ray and dated 1915 (lower right)

Oil on canvas

70⅛ by 34 in.

178.1 by 86.3 cm

Painted in 1915. 


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 Paintings of Man Ray, currently in preparation.

Philadelphia, McClees Galleries, Advanced Modern Art, 1916, no. 21 

New York, The Anderson Galleries, Forum Exhibition of Modern American Painters, 1916, n.n. 

New York, The Daniel Gallery, Exhibition of Paintings & Drawings by Man Ray, 1916-17, no. 6

Paris, Galerie Surréaliste, Tableaux de Man Ray et Objets des îles, 1926, no. 6 (titled Femme

Paris, Musée du Jeu de Paume, Origines et développement de l'art international indépendant, 1937, no. 134

Beverly Hills, The Copley Galleries, Man Ray, 1948-49, no. 46 

New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Abstract Painting and Sculpture in America, 1951, n.n., illustrated in the catalogue 

London, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, An Exhibition, Retrospective and Prospective of the works of Man Ray, 1959, no. 13, illustrated in the catalogue

Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Man Ray, 1966, no. 22 

New York, Cordier & Ekstrom, Man Ray, A Selection of Paintings, 1970, n.n., illustrated in the catalogue 

New York, The New York Cultural Center, Man Ray, Inventor/Painter/Poet, 1974-75, no. 18 (dated 1916) 

London, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Man Ray, 1975no. 16 (dated 1916) 

Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Man Ray L'occhio e il suo doppio Dipinti. Collages. Disegni. Invenzioni fotografiche, oggetti d'affezione, libri, cinema, 1975, no. 21, illustrated in color in the catalogue (dated 1916) 

Frankfurt, Kunstverein & Basel, Kunsthalle, Man Ray, Inventionen und Interpretationen, 1979-80, no. 70, illustrated in the catalogue

Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, Man Ray, 1981-82, no. 4, illustrated in the catalogue

Washington, D.C., National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art; Houston, The Menil Collection & Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perpetual Motif, The Art of Man Ray, 1988-90, no. 4, illustrated in color in the catalogue