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CHARLES RAY (B. 1953)
Untitled
nine gelatin silver prints mounted on board
each: 5¾ x 7¾ in. (14.6 x 19.6 cm.)
overall: 8½ x 75 in. (21.5 x 190.5 cm.)
(9)Executed in 1973. This work is artist's proof one from an edition of ten plus three artist's proofs.
Provenance
Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Michael Crichton, Los Angeles
His sale, Christie's, New York, 12 May 2010, lot 145
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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Lot Essay

"Charles Ray believed that sculpture was an intrinsically physical activity that needed to take place every day and that was connected with notions of self-reliance, as well as with athletic activities such as rock climbing and sailing. Adopting and engineering-like aesthetic that incorporated gravity, weight and balance as sculptural elements, Ray began a series of works centered on his own body"
(P. Schimmel, "Beside One's Self," Charles Ray, exh. cat., Los Angeles, 1998, pp. 66-67).

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