Man Ray - Photographs Evening & Day New York Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Calmels Cohen, Paris, André Breton - 42, rue Fontaine: Photographies, 16 April 2003, lot 5268
    Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, The Arc of Photography: A Private East Coast Collection, 4 October 2011, lot 230

  • Literature

    Thames & Hudson, Man Ray Photographs, pl. 20 there titled and dated Le Paradis, 1929

  • Catalogue Essay

    The cabaret scene shown in the current lot was intended for reproduction in Variétés, a Belgian publication dedicated to Surrealism. Depicted are among the leading thinkers, writers and artists who reüected the Surrealist spirit in their work. These include, standing: Hans Arp, Jean Caupenne, Georges Sadoul, André Breton, Pierre Unik, Yves Tanguy, Cora, André Thirion (shown from behind, facing Cora), René Crevel, Suzanne Musard, and Frédéric Mégret (shown with cigarette). Seated at the front of the table are Elsa Triolet, Louis Aragon, Camille Goëmans, and Madame Goëmans. The unidentified costumed figures were all employees of the cabaret at the time. The image captures the tight interconnectedness that typified the Surrealist circle.


Au Cabaret du Ciel

Gelatin silver print, printed after 1930.
7 x 8 7/8 in. (17.8 x 22.5 cm)
Titled, dated, annotated 'Arp, Aragon, Coppen [sic], Sadoul, Goemans, Breton, Unik, Tanguy, Crevel, Mégret' in pencil and '8 rue du Val-de-Grace' credit stamp on the verso.

$10,000 - 15,000 

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Photographs Evening & Day

New York 5 & 6 October 2016