Smoking Device

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  • Condition Report

  • Provenance

    Galleria Schwartz, Milan
    M. Levy, Hamburg
    Zabriskie Gallery, New York
    Christie's, London, Twentieth Century Art - Day Sale, 29 June 2000, lot 334
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Pop Art, Nouveaux Réalisme, etc., February-March 1965, no. 85

  • Literature

    Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van-Beuningen, Man Ray, September-November 1971, cat. p. 88 (illustrated)
    Rolan Penrose, Man Ray, London, 1975, p. 196 (illustrated)
    Arturo Schwarz, Man Ray, the Rigour of Imagination, London, 1977, no. 342 (illustrated p. 219)

  • Catalogue Essay

    This work is one of two prototypes constructed by Man Ray before the later edition executed by Studio Marconi in 1970, distinguishable by the colour of the plastic tubing.

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Man Ray

Smoking Device

1961
Multiple comprised of plastic hose pipe, wooden test tube stand, and 12 glass marbles.
21.5 x 22 x 7.5 cm (8 1/2 x 8 5/8 x 2 7/8 in.)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered '(No 1-59)' in black marker on the underside, the second prototype of two (the edition was 10, executed in 1970).

Estimate
£8,000 - 12,000 

Place Advance Bid

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London Auction 24 January 2019