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Man Ray (1890-1976)
Mechanical Drawing
titled 'MECHANICAL DRAWING' (center), dated and inscribed '1908 Archimedean Spiral' (lower right) and inscribed 'Variable Spiral' (lower left)
pen and India ink over pencil on paper
8 7/8 x 12 3/8 in. (22.5 x 31.4 cm.)
Drawn in 1908
Provenance
Juliet Man Ray, Paris (wife of the artist); Estate sale, Sotheby's, London, 23 March 1995, lot 73v.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
Literature
Man Ray, Self Portrait, Boston, 1988, p. 18 (illustrated).
F. Naumann, Man Ray and America: The New York and Ridgefield Years, 1907-1921, Ph.D. Diss., The City University of New York, 1988 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Los Angeles, Track 16 Gallery and Santa Monica, Robert Berman Gallery, Man Ray: Paris, LA, September 1996-January 1997.

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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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