23 June 2004
Man Ray (1890-1976)
signed with the initials and numbered 'MR 6/25' (on the reverse of the red King)
thirty-two red and silver anodized aluminium chess pieces with board and original velvet covered case
Height of King: 2¼ in. (5.6 cm.)
Chessboard: 13 3/8 x 13 3/8 in. (34 x 34 cm.)
Executed in 1972-1973 in an edition of 25 plus three artist's proofs
Iolas Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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R. Penrose, Man Ray, London, 1975, no. 117 (another example illustrated p. 176).
J.H. Martin, R. Krauss & B. Hermann, Man Ray, Objets de mon affection, Sculptures et Objets, Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1983, p. 161.
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