Man Ray (1890-1976)
Man Ray (1890-1976)

Five Grapefruits

Details
Man Ray (1890-1976)
Five Grapefruits
signed and dated 'Man Ray-48' (lower right)
oil on canvas
12 x 20 in. (30.5 x 50.8 cm.)
Painted in 1948
Provenance
Elsie Ray Siegler, Jersey City (sister of the artist).
Elaine Taswell, Rochester, Minnesota (niece of the artist; by descent from the above); Estate sale, Sotheby's, New York, 4 May 2005, lot 312.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owners.
Literature
Janus, Man Ray, Paris, 1973, p. 31, no. 85 (illustrated in color; titled Pamplemousse).
A. Schwarz, Man Ray: The Rigour of Imagination, London, 1977, pp. 122 and 364, no. 173 (illustrated, p. 106).
Janus, Man Ray: Oeuvres, 1909-1972, Paris, 1990 (illustrated in color, fig. 55; titled Pamplemousse).
Exhibited
Beverly Hills, The Copley Galleries, Man Ray, December 1948-January 1949, no. 23.
Princeton University Art Museum, Man Ray: Drawings, Watercolors, Rayograms, Chess Sets, Books, Objects, March 1963, no. 43.
Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen; Paris, Musée national d’art moderne and Humblebaek, Louisiana Museum, Man Ray, September 1971-April 1972, pp. 50 and 122, no. 39 (illustrated, p. 50; titled Grapefruit).
Milwaukee, The Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Man Ray in America, October-December 1989, p. 39, no. 22 (illustrated in color; titled Still Life [Grapefruit on Checkerboard]).
Milwaukee, The Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, circa 1988-1991 (on extended loan).

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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 Paintings of Man Ray, currently in preparation.

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