MAN RAY (1890–1976)
MAN RAY (1890–1976)
MAN RAY (1890–1976)
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MAN RAY (1890–1976)


MAN RAY (1890–1976)
signed in ink (recto); titled and annotated in pencil (verso)
gelatin silver print
Image size: 6 ¼ x 6 5/8 in. (15.8 x 16.8 cm.)
Sheet size: 6 ½ x 7 1/8 in. (16.5 x 18 cm.)
Executed in 1919
signed and dated 'Man Ray 1917-1973' (lower right) and titled and numbered 'BOARDWALK 2/9' (lower left)
brush and black ink, felt-tip pen, wood, cord, fabric and furniture knobs on panel
22 ¾ x 25 ¼ in. (57.8 x 64 cm.)
Conceived in 1917; this version executed in 1973(2)
Galleria Schwarz, Milan.
Private collection, Switzerland; sale, Sotheby's, London, 4 December 1985, lot 198.
Robert Miller Gallery, Inc., New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, December 1985.
R. Penrose, Man Ray, London, 1975, p. 204, no. 34 (another version illustrated, p. 72).
A. Schwarz, Man Ray: The Rigour of Imagination, London, 1977, pp. 154, 203 and 367, no. 246 (another version illustrated, p. 145).
J.-H. Martin, Man Ray: Objets de mon affection, Paris, 1983, p. 139, no. 5 (another version illustrated, p. 22).
Janus, Man Ray: Oeuvres 1909-1972, Milan, 1990, no. 85 (another version illustrated).
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Caracas, El Espíritu Dada, November 1980, p. 185 (illustrated, p. 94).
Further details
Andrew Strauss and Timothy Baum of the Man Ray Expertise Committee have confirmed the authenticity of this work under reference 00419-O-2024 and that the edition of this work will be included in the Catalogue of Objects & Sculpture of Man Ray, currently in preparation.

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