Man Ray - Untitled (Shadow Drawing) - image-1

Lot 437 D

Man Ray - Untitled (Shadow Drawing)

Auction 1121 - overview Cologne
30.11.2018, 17:00 - Modern Art
Estimate: 15.000 € - 20.000 €
Result: 24.800 € (incl. premium)

Man Ray

Untitled (Shadow Drawing)
Circa 1970

Mixed media and collage on wove paper with watermark "Arches" 74 x 56. cm Framed under glass. Signed 'Man Ray' in blue balpoint pen lower right. - Old addition to lower left corner.

Around 1970, Man Ray created a series of figurative and geometric-abstract works with trompe-l'oil effects using drawn shadows. For the motif of a face within a face, the artist refers to his charcoal drawing "It's a Small World" from 1952.


With a photo certificate by Luciano Anselmino, Milan, dated 1 October 1975


Galleria Il Fauno, Turin; Private collection, Italy; Private collection, North Rhine-Westphalia