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Man Ray

Jeu d'échecs

Auction Closed

May 18, 09:51 PM GMT


60,000 - 80,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from an Important Private European Collection

Man Ray

1890 - 1976

Jeu d'échecs

inscribed Man Ray and numbered 18/50 (on the white king)

chess set comprising thirty-two polished bronze chess pieces and an enamel and brass inlay chess board mounted in wood with storage drawers for chess pieces

length: 39 in.

99.1 cm.

Executed between 1962 and 1966 as number 18 in an edition of 50, plus 5 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 Objects & Sculptures of Man Ray, currently in preparation.

Please note the cataloguing has been updated for this lot.⋑ Please note there is an Irrevocable Bid on this lot.

Man Ray & Marcel Zerbib, Objets de mon affection, Galerie de l'Europe, Paris, 1968, another example illustrated

Jean-Hubert Martin, Rosalind Krauss & Brigitte Hermann, Man Ray: Objets de mon affection, Sculptures et Objets, Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1983, p. 161, another example illustrated