Man Ray (American, 1890-1976) Miroir pour rire; Nu enroulé 17.1 x 12.1cm (6 3/4 x 4 3/4in) and 19.4 x 26.1cm (7 5/8 x 10 1/4in), (2).
Lot 59AR
Man Ray (American, 1890-1976) Miroir pour rire 17.1 x 12.1cm (6 3/4 x 4 3/4in)
Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,337) inc. premium

Lot Details
Man Ray (American, 1890-1976) Miroir pour rire; Nu enroulé 17.1 x 12.1cm (6 3/4 x 4 3/4in) and 19.4 x 26.1cm (7 5/8 x 10 1/4in), (2).
Man Ray (American, 1890-1976)
Miroir pour rire
inscribed 'Miroir/pour rire' (overall)
black felt-tipped pen and pencil on paper
17.1 x 12.1cm (6 3/4 x 4 3/4in)
Executed circa 1970
Together with another work by the same artist, titled Nu enroulé, (2).

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE
    Man Ray Sale, Part II, Sotheby's London, 23 March 1995, lot 245.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.

    The title Miroir pour rire is a play on the French expression mourir de rire ('to die of laughter'). Man Ray created a unique object entitled Miroir à mourir de rire in 1952, which consisted of aluminium sheets in an oval wooden frame.
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