New York, East
20 February 2001
Man Ray (1890-1976)
lettered 'R' twice (at the top of the King or "Roi" pieces)
a complete set of 32 aluminum pieces
Height of playing pieces ranging from: 13/8 (3.4 cm.) to 2 in. (5.1 cm.)
Conceived in 1945; this version executed in 1947
David Stewart Galleries, Los Angeles.
By descent from the above to Mrs. David Stewart.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1986.
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A. Schwarz, Man Ray: The Rigour of Imagination, New York, 1977, no. 325 (another version illustrated), p. 217; incorrectly numbered 324).
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