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Man Ray

Belle main

VAT standard rate

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 GBP

Property from a Private Collection, Europe

Man Ray

Man Ray

Belle main

Belle main

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 GBP

Lot sold:

9,450

GBP

Property from a Private Collection, Europe

Man Ray

1890 - 1976

Belle main


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

bronze

Length: 37cm., 14½in.

Cast in 1971 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.

Bronze with gold patina. There are some small spots of oxidisation in places and some minor patina wear and light surface scratches, consistent with age and handling. There is some light surface dirt in some of the crevices. This work is in overall good condition.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Private Collection (acquired from the artist. Sold: Sotheby's, London, 27th March 1985, lot 200.x)

Private Collection, Europe (purchased at the above sale)

Thence by descent to the present owner

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.