Man Ray

Lot Details

Lot 51
Man Ray
American, 1890-1976
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.

Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
Sold for $25,200 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Wood elements with naturally occurring patina and general scuffs and wear, with scattered wear to edges. Glue stain to reverse at upper right and with residue within wood knot. Bottom of paper arrow is lifting from wood. Surface dirt on center of dial. Minor scuffs and wear to paper roll. Small white scuff on wood at left, just above dial. Springs show mild rust. All components appear intact and original to the work.

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Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
Sold for $25,200 (includes buyer's premium)

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Impressionist & Modern Art / Post-War & Contemporary Art

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