Sep 21, 2021 - Sale 2579

Sale 2579 - Lot 124

Price Realized: $ 27,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000

MAN RAY (1890-1976)

Enough Rope II.
Rope and wooden baton presented in a wooden box. 595x65x80 mm; 23 5/8x2 1/2x3 1/8 inches. Edition of 5. Signed, titled and inscribed "E.A" in ink on the wooden baton. Published by Il Fauno, Turin. Conceived in 1962, executed in 1973.

Martin 141.

Andrew Strauss and Timothy Baum of the Man Ray Expertise Committee have confirmed the authenticity of this work and that the edition of this work will be included in the Catalogue of Objects & Sculptures of Man Ray, currently in preparation. Man Ray Expertise Committee reference: 00187-O-2021.

Provenance: Juliet Man Ray, Paris; acquired Sotheby's, London, March 23, 1995, lot 518.

This object intends to interpret the colloquial expression "Give him enough rope and he'll hang himself". Man Ray described his object Enough Rope as being the contrary to the saying, since the amount of rope provided ‘is a very small portion of the total length allotted'.