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Le merveilleux

Man Ray-Le merveilleux-1963

Sell Through Rate: 100%

Artist:
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 :
Sculpture
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
Low Estimate :
$28,200[+20%]*
High Estimate :
$42,300[-20%]*
Hammer Price :
$33,840
Sold For :
$42,300*