London, South Kensington
11 December 2003
Man Ray (1890-1976)
marked and numbered 'Cadeau Man Ray 2741/5000' (on the handle)
bronze with brown patina and metal tacks
6½ x 4in. (16.5 x 10.2cm.)
Conceived in 1921 and executed in an edition of 5000 in 1974 by Luciano Anselmino, Turin
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The ready-made flat iron became one of Man Ray's most celebrated works. Cadeau was the first to be conceived, with variants at a later date.
Sold with a leaflet relating to the work and a numbered card 'MR 2741/5000'
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