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    Sale 1985

    Photographs

    11 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 499

    MAN RAY (1890-1976)

    Picasso jouant à encadrer la roue de l'Hispano-Suiza, Mougins, France, 1937

    Price Realised  

    MAN RAY (1890-1976)
    Picasso jouant à encadrer la roue de l'Hispano-Suiza, Mougins, France, 1937
    gelatin silver print
    'DM 1998' stamp (on verso)
    4 7/8 x 3½in. (12.3 x 9cm.)


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    This portrait was made on holiday in Mougins in 1937 and the full frame reveals Man Ray and Picasso's travelling companions as including Dora Maar, Roland Penrose and Lee Miller.
    Accompanying this lot is a certificate from the French Ministry of Culture authorizing the photograph to leave France.

    Provenance

    Vente Dora Maar, PIASA, Paris, 29 October 1998, lot 183.


    Literature

    Ray, Self Portrait, Little, Brown and Co., 1963, 1988, p. 182 uncropped version, captioned "On holiday in Mougins".