MAN RAY (1890-1976)

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MAN RAY (1890-1976)
Mr Knife and Mrs Fork, 1944
Edition in 1973 printed at 9 copies and 4 artist's proofs, by the gallery Il Fauno, Turin, realized by Lucien Treillard.
Wooden beads, net, cutlery, in a wooden box, covered with red corduroy.
Monogrammed at the bottom on the fabric, annotated E.A. and numbered I/IV Titled, signed and dated on the reverse: "Mr Knife and Miss Fork Man Ray 1973"
Labels of the exhibitions where the object appeared on the reverse: "Worlds in a box" and "Man Ray"
34 x 22,8 x 4 cm
Mr Knife and Mrs Fork, 1944
Edition printed in 1973, 9 copies and 4 artist's prints, by Il Fauno gallery, Torino, directed by Lucien Treillard
Wooden beads, net, cutlery, in a wooden box, covered with red corduroy.
Monogrammed at the bottom on the fabric, annotated E.A. and numbered I/IV Titled, signed and dated on the back: "Mr Knife and Miss Fork Man Ray 1973"
Labels of the exhibitions where the object appeared on the back: "Worlds in a box" and "Man Ray" 13.39 x 8.98 x 1.58 in,ch.
Note: "Monsieur Couteau et Mademoiselle Fourchette fulfills all the wishes of René Crevel." "Inspired by a book by the poet René Crevel. In a tray covered with red velvet are placed a knife and a fork as well as wooden beads covered with a net held by embroidery drum circles." "Monsieur Couteau and Mademoiselle Fourchette fill all the wishes of René Crevel." "Inspired by a book by the poet René Crevel. In a tray covered with red velvet are placed a knife and a fork as well as pearls of wood covered with a net held in by embroidery drum circles."
Provenance:
Collection Edmonde et Lucien Treillard, Paris
Exhibitions:
Edinburgh, City Arts Center; Sheffield, Graves Art Gallery; Norwich, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts;
London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Worlds in a Box, 1994-95
Bibliography:
- Roland Penrose, Man Ray, Thames and Hudson, 1975, p. 153
- J.-H. Martin, R. Krauss and B. Hermann, Man Ray, catalog raisonné, Sculptures et objets, Objets de mon affection, Paris, Philippe Sers, 1983, n°76 p. p.150, ill. p. 74
- Merry Foresta, Perpetual Motif: the art of Man Ray, Washington, Gallimard, 1988, p. 297
- G. Perlein and D. Palazzoli, Man Ray, Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Nice, 1997, p. 239
- Man Ray em Paris, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, 2019-2020, p.226
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 Man Ray's Objects and Sculptures, which is currently in preparation.
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 & Sculpture of Man Ray, currently in preparation.
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