• Impressionist/Modern Day Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 7833

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 460

    Man Ray (1890-1976)

    Obstruction

    Price Realised  

    Man Ray (1890-1976)
    Obstruction
    signed, dated and inscribed 'Obstruction Man Ray 1920/61' and stamped with the number '13/15' (on one of the hangers)
    63 wooden clothes hangers
    Height: 37 in. (94 cm.)
    Conceived in 1920; published in 1961 by the Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, in an edition of fifteen


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    Literature

    R. Penrose, Man Ray, London, 1975, no. 129, pp. 194-195 (another example illustrated p. 195).
    A. Schwarz, Man Ray: The Rigour of Imagination, London, 1977, no. 270, pp. 149, 158, 160 & 233 (another example illustrated p. 149).
    J.H. Martin (ed.), Man Ray: Objets de mon affection, Paris, 1983, no. 25, p. 141 (another example illustrated p. 38).