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Elaine Siegler Taswell, Rochester, Minnesota, a gift from her uncle, the artist.
The estate of Elaine Siegler Taswell, Chicago; sale, Christie's, London, 2 February 2004, lot 85b.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SWISS COLLECTION
A. Schwarz, Man Ray, The Rigour of Imagination, London, 1977, pp. 60, 68-69, 70 and 76 (illustrated fig. 69, p. 88).
M. Foresta (ed.), Perpetual Motif, The Art of Man Ray, New York, 1988 (illustrated p. 282).
T. Ishihara (ed.), Man Ray Equations: catalogue raisonné, Kyoto, 1999, no. 178 (illustrated, p. 58).
Princeton, Princeton University Art Gallery, Man Ray, March - April 1963, no. 17.
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Lytton Gallery, Man Ray, 1966, no. 39 (illustrated p. 88).
New York, The New York Cultural Centre in association with Fairleigh Dickinson University, Man Ray: Inventor/Painter/Poet, December 1974 - March 1975, no. 34.
Washington, D.C., The National Museum of American Art, Man Ray, December 1988 - February 1989 (dated '1940'); this exhibition later travelled to Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, March - May 1989; Houston, The Menil Collection, June - September 1989 and Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, October 1989 - January 1990.
Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Man Ray in America, October - December 1989.
New York, André Emmerich Gallery, Man Ray: An American Surrealist Vision, November - December 1997 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Tokyo, Itochu Gallery, February - April 1998.