Man Ray (1890-1976)
Standing Nude (Ariel Durant)
signed and dated 'Man Ray 1912' (lower right)
charcoal on paper
18 1/8 x 11 ½ in. (46 x 29 cm.)
Drawn in New York in 1912
Private collection, United States.
Dr. Arthur Brandt, New York, by whom acquired from the above; his sale, Sotheby’s, Paris, 24 March 2018, lot 313.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
New York, Francis Naumann Fine Art, Man Ray in America: The New York & Ridgefield Years, October 2001 - January 2002.
Boone, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, The Omnipotent Dream: Man Ray, Confluences and Influences, October - December 2003, p. 36 (illustrated p. 9).
Ithaca, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, A Private Eye: Dada, Surrealism and More from the Brandt Collection, October - December 2006, p. 79 (illustrated).
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.