Artist: Man Ray
Artwork: The Rug
Size: 46.8 x 52.4 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1914
Marks: Signed and dated 'Man Ray-14' (lower left); signed and dated again and titled 'Man Ray 1914 THE RUG' (on the stretcher)
Artwork details : Painted in Ridgefield in 1914
Provenance: Galleria Il Fauno (Luciano Anselmino), Turin (acquired from the artist, by 1974); Studio Marconi (Giorgio Marconi), Milan; Private collection, Turin; sale, Christie's, London, 9 December 1999, lot 367; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owner.
Exhibition history: New York, Montross Gallery, Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, March-April 1915, no. 47; Pasadena Art Institute and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Retrospective Exhibition, 1913-1944: Paintings, Drawings, Watercolors, Photographs by Man Ray, September-October 1944, no. 8; Princeton University, The Art Museum, Man Ray, March-April 1963, no. 1; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Man Ray, October-December 1966, p. 54, no. 12 (illustrated, p. 69); Rome, Il Collezionista d'Arte Contemporanea, Man Ray: Opere, 1914-1973, October-December 1973, pp. 18-19 and 153 (illustrated in color, p. 19; with inverted dimensions); New York, The New York Cultural Center, Man Ray: Inventor, Painter, Poet, December 1974-March 1975, no. 8; London, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Man Ray, April-June 1975, no. 7; Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Man Ray: L'occhio e il suo doppio: dipinti, collages, disegni, invenzioni fotografiche oggetti d'affezione, libri, cinema, July-September 1975, no. 17 (illustrated); Turin, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Man Ray: La costruzione dei sensi, October 1995-January 1996, p. 2 (illustrated in color); Nice, Musee d'art moderne et d'art contemporain, Man Ray: Retrospective, March-June 1997, pp. 36 and 331 (illustrated in color, p. 36); New Jersey, Montclair Art Museum; Athens, Georgia Museum of Art and Chicago, Terra Museum of American Art, Conversion to Modernism: The Early Work of Man Ray, February 2003-April 2004, p. ix, no. 119 (illustrated in color, p. 97).