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Post-War & Contemporary Art | 28 April 2021
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Man Ray (1890-1976)

It's Springtime

signed and numbered in black pen 'man Ray 8/10' and with printed title and date 1961-1971 (on a label attached to the base)

metal springs on a black painted wooden base, H 28 cm
Executed in 1971 in an edition of ten plus three artist proofs after the original object from 1958 (Morton G. Neumann Family Collection) and two variants It’s Springtime II and III made in 1961. This readymade work is based on wordplay with a clear erotic meaning: ‘spring’ in the sense of source, a coiled or mesh bed frame, coil, and the season.

Exhibited:
-Paris, Château de Bagatelle, 'Man Ray. 360 degrés de libertés', March - June 1989. -Drachten, Museum Smallingerland, 'Man Ray. Dada is mijn natuur', 10 April - 7 June 1998, cat. no. 19 (illustrated in colour on p. 22 of the exhibition catalogue). -Drachten, Museum Dr8888, 'Man Ray. Holland Dada and the international context', 23 April 2016 - 18 September 2016, cat. no. 140 (illustrated in colour on p. 197 of the exhibition catalogue).

Voor deze kunstenaar is volgrecht van toepassing.

€ 18.000,00
€ 22.000,00

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