Artist: Man Ray
Artwork: Presse-Papier A Priape - Priapus Paperweight
Size: height: 101 cm
Edition Size: 3
Creation year: 1968
Category: Sculptures And Ceramics
Artwork details : Conceived in 1920 and cast in 1968 in an edition of three bronzes (Sergio Tosi, Milan), after the original object created in New York in 1920 (since destroyed) consisting of steel balls and tubing. Several editions of this object were made in silver, bronze and marble in the 1960s and early 1970s, the present edition being the most rare, limited in number and the largest in size. The three bronze casts of this edition were reserved for Man Ray and his wife Juliet, Sergio Tosi (the publisher) and Alexandre Iolas (the present cast).