Le merveilleux

Sell Through Rate: 100%

Artist: Man Ray
Artwork: Le merveilleux
Size: Diameter: 30.5 cm
Medium: Mousetrap suspended in a wire-mesh cloche on card
Creation year: 1963
Marks: Signed and dated 'Man Ray 63' (under the trap); with raised lettering 'LE MERVEILLEUX BTES.G.D.D.' (on top of the trap)
Category: Sculptures And Ceramics
Artwork details : Unique
Provenance: Vera & Arturo Schwarz collection, Milan, by 1971; Enrico Pedrini Collection, Genoa, and thence by descent to the present owner
Exhibition history: 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)

Christie's London

Date: 2016-06-23
Lot Number: 269