Man Ray - Evening & Day Editions New York Thursday, November 1, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    May Ray Paintings, Objects, Photographs (Property from the Estate of Juliet Man Ray, the Man Ray Trust, and the Family of Juliet Man Ray), Sotheby's London, March 22-23, 1995, lot 340

  • Literature

    Los Angeles, 1966, p. 114, no. 139a, illustration of the original object
    Janus, 1973, illustration in color on the dust jacket of another example from the edition
    Objets de mon affection, 1983, p. 156, no. 158, edition catalogued, p. 124, illustration of the maquette for the edition


Homme sérieux - la sérieux

Ink wash, cork and string assemblage,on cardboard mounted on board,
cardboard: 20 x 13 in (50.8 x 33 cm);
board: 24 5/8 x 17 5/8 in (62.5 x 44.8 cm)

signed with initials, titled 'le serieux' and annotated 'E.A.' in pencil (an artist's proof, the edition was 15), published by Il Fauno, Turin, in collaboration with Lucien Treillard, occasional abrassions and pressure marks, soiling and minor scuffing on the board, otherwise in good condition, framed.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $4,000

Evening & Day Editions

31 October & 1 November 2012
New York