Le merveilleux

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Le merveilleux
Diameter: 30.5 cm
Mousetrap suspended in a wire-mesh cloche on card
1963
Signed and dated 'Man Ray 63' (under the trap); with raised lettering 'LE MERVEILLEUX BTES.G.D.D.' (on top of the trap)
Sculpture
Unique
Vera & Arturo Schwarz collection, Milan, by 1971; Enrico Pedrini Collection, Genoa, and thence by descent to the present owner
Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Man Ray, September - November 1971, no 198 (illustrated p 91); this exhibition later travelled to Paris, Musee National d'Art Moderne, January - February 1972 and Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum, March - April 1972; Venice, Palazzo Fortuny, Man Ray, Cent'anni di liberta, 1890-1990, July - August 1990 (illustrated p 99)
2016-06-23
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$28,200[+20%]*
$42,300[-20%]*
$33,840
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