Sep 21, 2021 - Sale 2579

Sale 2579 - Lot 121

Price Realized: $ 11,875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000

MAN RAY (1890-1976)

Venus Restaurée.
Silver print, the image measuring 165.1x114.3 mm; 6 1/2x4 1/2 inches, with Man Ray's credit, description, and date, in ink, in an unknown hand, on verso. 1936.

Published: Zabriskie Gallery, Zabriskie Fifty Years, 2004, page 16 (illustrated).

The same image is included in the inventory of the catalogue of the objects: MAN RAY Objets de mon affection, 1983, p. 62, cat. 58, and in the inventory of the earlier Italian catalogue of the objects: Man Ray Oggetta d'affezione, 1970, plate 38.

A print identical to this one was included in the auction, "A Collection of DADA Art." Sotheby's, London, December 4, 1985.

Man Ray's Surrealist imagery was included in the "The Surreal Image" exhibition in May 2-June 9, 1989 at Zabriskie Gallery, New York.

The object depicted in this photograph is a 1936 cast based on what is cited as the Venus de Milo or the Venus de Medici. The object was used in a number of Man Ray photographs (before it was bound in twine). The original object was lost, but in 1971 Venus Restaurée was issued in an edition of 10. In this iteration the torso was affixed to a base and included the rope.