20 October 2003
Jean Cocteau sculpting his own head in wire
Gelatin silver print. Circa 1926. Titled, dated 1928 in pencil, 31 bis rue Campagne Première and 31 bis rue Campagne Première Littré 76-57 credit stamps on the verso.
9 x 6 5/8in. (22.8 x 16.7cm.)
Property from the Estate of Juliet Man Ray, The Man Ray Trust & The Family of Juliet Man Ray, Sotheby's, London, 22 March 1995, lot 5.
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See: l'Ecotais and Sayag, Man Ray: La Photographie Á l'Envers, p. 20; and Heiting, Man Ray 1890-1976, p. 240.
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