Five Grapefruits

Sell Through Rate: 100%

Artist: Man Ray
Artwork: Five Grapefruits
Size: 30.5 x 50.8 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1948
Marks: Signed and dated 'Man Ray-48' (lower right)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Elsie Ray Siegler, Jersey City (sister of the artist); Elaine Taswell, Rochester, Minnesota (niece of the artist; by descent from the previous); Estate sale, Sotheby's, New York, 4 May 2005, lot 312; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owners.
Exhibition history: Beverly Hills, The Copley Galleries, Man Ray, December 1948-January 1949, no. 23; Princeton University Art Museum, Man Ray: Drawings, Watercolors, Rayograms, Chess Sets, Books, Objects, March 1963, no. 43; Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen; Paris, Musee national d'art moderne and Humblebaek, Louisiana Museum, Man Ray, September 1971-April 1972, pp. 50 and 122, no. 39 (illustrated, p. 50; titled Grapefruit); Milwaukee, The Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Man Ray in America, October-December 1989, p. 39, no. 22 (illustrated in color; titled Still Life [Grapefruit on Checkerboard]); Milwaukee, The Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, circa 1988-1991 (on extended loan).

Christie's New York

Date: 2019-11-12
Lot Number: 477
Low Estimate: $80000 [+175%]
High Estimate: $120000 [+83%]
Hammer Price: $220000
Sold For: $275000