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    Sale 5394

    Impressionist & Modern Art

    10 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 99

    Man Ray (1890-1976)

    Presse-papier à Priape

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Man Ray (1890-1976)
    Presse-papier à Priape
    signed and numbered 'MR 258/500' (lower edge)
    white marble
    cylinder: 20½in. (52cm.) high
    Conceived in 1920 and executed in 1972 by the Galerie Alexandre Iolas, in an edition of 500. The original object that was conceived in 1920 has been destroyed.
    One hollow marble cylinder and three identical marble balls (4)


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    Literature

    J. H. Martin, R. Krauss and B. Hermann, Man Ray - Objets de mon affection, Sculptures et Objets, catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1983, no.23 (another version illustrated p.36).