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Property from a Private Collection, Europe

Man Ray


Lot Closed

March 26, 12:30 PM GMT


6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property from a Private Collection, Europe

Man Ray

1890 - 1976


inscribed with the artist's monogram and numbered 4/8


Height (not including base): 41cm., 16 1/8 in.

Cast in bronze by the Fratelli Barberis Foundry and published by Il Fauno, Turin in 1971 in an edition of 8 plus 2 artist's proofs.

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

Private Collection (acquired from the artist. Sold: Sotheby's, London, 27 March 1985, lot 200.vii)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
Man Ray, mains libres (exhibition catalogue), Galleria Il Fauno, Turin, 1972, n.n., another cast illustrated n.p.
Man Ray (exhibition catalogue), The Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 1991-92, no. 147-56, another cast illustrated pp. 90-92
This model comes from a series of 10 bronzes executed in 1971 after a set of drawings that Man Ray executed for Les mains libres, a book of poems by Paul Eluard published in 1937.