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TITLE:  Cadeau
ARTIST:  Man Ray (American, 1890–1976)
WORK DATE:  1974
CATEGORY:  Sculptures
MATERIALS:  Bronze, with brown patina and metal nails
EDITION/SET OF:  Edition: 1 / 5000 - 5000 / 5000
MARKINGS:  Signed, stamped, Sculpture Titled 'Cadeau' by Man Ray is numbered "2000/5000" on the handle.
Accompanied by plastic card marking the number of the sculpture, signed by Manray; The Multiple comes with a certified 4 page brochure from Schwavz Signature.
Foundry/Publisher: Luciano Anselmino - Turin.
SIZE:  h: 16.5 x w: 10 x d: 8.5 cm / h: 6.5 x w: 3.9 x d: 3.3 in
STYLE:  Contemporary
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Art 45 ltd    Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Year: 1921 / 1974 Casting

In "Cadeau" Man Ray takes a seemingly benign flat-iron and with a menacing row of nails, transforms it into something at once familiar and threatening. In expressing the conflicting subconscious desires to sooth and harm, Man Ray anticipates Surrealism. First created in 1921 at the height of Paris Dada, the sculpture’s title, ‘Cadeau’ (French for ‘gift’) adds the characteristically Dadaist maniacal, nihilistic edge. Man Ray gifted composer Eric Satie with the original version and although that specific piece was lost, it has been immortalized through Man Ray’s photograph of it. One of the most highly recognizable of the artist's trademark assemblages. Published by famous Italian Surrealist dealer Luciano Anselmo.

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