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MAN RAY

United States of America 1890 – France 1976

Cadeau [Gift]
[Cadeau] 1921 reconstructed 1970 Creation Notes: reconstructed 1970 by Luciano Anselmino for Galeria Il Fauno, Turin
sculptures, iron with brass tacks, wooden base
Technique: iron with brass tacks, wooden base
Support: medium previously listed as ?iron with brass tacks, glass cover and wooden base?
Impression: artist's proof
Edition: artist's proof (prototype for an edition of 9 issued by Luciano Anselmino for Galeria Il Fauno, Turin)
Publisher: Luciano Anselmino
Place Published: Turin
Date Published: 1970

Edition Notes: prototype for edition of 9; Turin: Luciano Anselmino/Galeria Il Fauno (edition of 9); original constructed in Paris, disappeared when first exhibited in 1921
Primary Insc: inscribed outside upper section of handle in white, "Essai MR", inside lower section of handle "Essai MR", back of iron, cast iron, "4/*/LEVIMEU".
overall 19.0 h x 14.9 w x 14.9 d cm
iron & base 17.9 h x 14.9 w x 14.9 d cm
glass cover 19.0 h
Purchased 1992
Accession No: NGA 92.1587
© Man Ray/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy
Provenance:
  • the artist;
  • to Lucien Treillard (former assistant to the artist and original executor of his estate), Paris;
  • Timothy Baum, New York;
  • from whom bought by the Australian National Gallery, December 1992