La Fortune III, conceived in 1946, this version executed in 1973
Signed Man Ray and numbered E/A on a label affixed to the reverse
Wood, springs, roulette wheel, collaged paper and toilet paper mounted on a wooden base
18 5/8 x 8 x 5 3/4 inches (47.3 x 20.2 x 14.5 cm)
Sergio Tosi, Milan
Private collection, New York
Private collection, acquired from the above in 2016
Arturo Schwarz, Man Ray: The Rigour of Imagination, New York, 1977, no. 339, illus. of another version, pp. 281, 319
Jean-Hubert Martin, Rosalind Krauss & Brigitte Hermann (eds.), Man Ray: Objets de mon affection, sculptures et objets, Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1983, no. 104, illus. of another version, p. 90
This example is an artist's proof from the edition of 15 plus 2 artist's proofs. Andrew Strauss and Timothy Baum of the Man Ray Expertise Committee have confirmed the authenticity of this work and that it will be included in the catalogue raisonné of the Objects and Sculptures of Man Ray, currently in preparation.
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