Au Cabaret du Ciel

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  • Provenance

    Calmels Cohen, Paris, André Breton - 42, rue Fontaine: Photographies, 16 April 2003, lot 5268

  • 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.

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THE ARC OF PHOTOGRAPHY: A PRIVATE EAST COAST COLLECTION

Man Ray

Au Cabaret du Ciel

1927
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.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

sold for $17,500

The Arc of Photography...

4 October 2011 6PM
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