Man Ray - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Marion Meyer Galerie, Paris

  • Exhibited

    Musee d'art Contemporain, Nice, Man Ray, Rétrospective, 22 February - 9 June 1997 (loaned from the collection of Marion Meyer)

  • Literature

    Rotterdam and Paris, 1972-72, no. 74
    Roland Penrose, 1975, p. 187
    Arturo Schwarz, 1977, p. 224, no. 371
    Smithsonian Institution, 1988-90, Perpetual Motif, the Art of Man Ray, p. 156, no. 264
    Objets de mon affection, 1983, p. 156, no. 159
    Tokyo, 1990-91, p. 30, no. O-41, illustration of an example from the 3rd edition
    Tokyo, 1991-92, p. 82, no. 136, illustration of an example from one of the editions

  • Catalogue Essay

    The title L'Étoile de verre is a double play on words, rhyming with papier de verre (sandpaper) and etoile de mer (starfish), the latter being the title of Man Ray's third film made in 1928.


L'Étoile de verre (Glass Star)

Glittering paste gem (diamond-cut fragments of glass) and chalk on dark brown sandpaper, mounted on white painted museum board (as issued),
sandpaper sheet: 18 x 28 cm (7 x 11 in.)
mount size: 24 x 33 cm (9 1/2 x 13 in.)

signed and numbered 10/10 in pencil, from the first edition (there were three editions of 10 examples each), also titled in black ink on the reverse by another hand, in very good condition, in orignal artist's made wooden frame.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Contact Specialist
Robert Kennan
Editions, London
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+44 207 318 4075

Evening & Day Editions

London 12 December 2013 2pm & 6pm