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signed and dated 'Man Ray 1936' (lower left)
pen and India ink on paper
13 3/4 x 9 7/8 in. (34.9 x 24.9 cm.)
Drawn in 1936
Provenance Elsie Ray Siegler, New Jersey (sister of the artist).
David and Naomi Savage, Princeton (by descent from the above, 1958).
Mark Kelman, New York (acquired from the above, 1996).
Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston (acquired from the above, 1999).
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 3 February 1999. Literature P. Eluard and Man Ray, Les mains libres, Paris, 1937, p. 153 (illustrated). Exhibited New York, Valentine Gallery, Drawings by Man Ray, December 1936, no. 32.
Paris, Galerie Jeanne Bucher, Les dessins de Man Ray, November 1937.
The London Gallery, Sixty Drawings for 'Les mains libres', February 1939.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Man Ray, October-December 1966, p. 66, no. 224 (titled Untitled and dated 1936-1937; with incorrect dimensions).
New York, Andre Emmerich Gallery, Man Ray, November-December 1997. Post lot text Andrew Strauss and Timothy Baum of the Man Ray Expertise Committee have confirmed the authenticity of this work and that it will be included in the catalogue raisonné of the Works on Paper of Man Ray, currently in preparation.
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