7 May 2014
Man Ray (1890-1976)
signed, titled, inscribed and numbered 'Man Ray ASTROLABE _ IT'S a small World (Hang at eye level _ look through glass) 4/10' (on the back)
brass, copper, painted steel and magnifying glass
Height (including base): 26 3/8 in. (67 cm.)
Length: 26 3/8 in. (67 cm.)
Conceived in 1957; this version assembled in 1966
Cordier & Ekstrom, Inc., New York (1966).
Anon. sale, Christie's, New York, 5 May 2011, lot 430.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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A. Schwarz, Man Ray, The Rigour of Imagination, New York, 1977, p. 370, no. 345 (prototype illustrated, p. 220).
J.-H. Martin, Man Ray, Objets de mon affection, Paris, 1983, p. 154, no. 125 (prototype illustrated, p. 100).
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