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Man Ray Mirror "Les grands transparents" for Gavina, '70s

$ 5,500
  • Description
    Among the most versatile and creative artists of the twentieth century, Man Ray (1890 - 1976) - was one of the most radical and multifaceted representatives of Dadaism and Surrealism. Born in Philadelphia in 1890, he frequented Greenwich Village at the time of the avant-garde, following the 1913 New York Armory Show; Paris in the 1920s and 1930s, where he played a key role in the Dada and Surrealist Movements; the Hollywood of the 1940s, where he joined other European war refugees; and finally Paris again until his death in 1976.
    Man Ray met Dino Gavina in Paris. At first the meeting was tense because Man Ray thought he was facing a journalist or a critic. Then his aggressiveness turned to politeness as soon as he realized that he was asking for nothing more than to meet him. From the hallway they moved on to the studio, and they spent hours together. At that very moment an extraordinary friendship was born and an association that united them for life.
    Here the mirror "Les grands transparents" in screen printed mirror.
    Published in:
    Vercelloni V., "L'avventura del design: Gavina", Editoriale Java Book spa, Milano, 1987, fig. 94
    Catalogo "Simon, Collezione Gli Autori", pagg. 22 - 23.
    Signed by the author as shown in photo.
    Ready to be shipped, fully original, we do recommend a wooden crate for safety during the shipping.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Notes: Signature on the mirror
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Structure in wood, screen printed mirror
    Condition: Good. Very good condition, fully original
    Creation Date: 1973
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Collectible Design, Mid Century
    Book References: Vercelloni V., "L'avventura del design: Gavina", Editoriale Java Book spa, Milano, 1987, fig. 94
    Catalog References: Catalogo "Simon, Collezione Gli Autori", pagg. 22 - 23.
    Dealer Reference #: O_286
    Incollect Reference #: 694017
  • Dimensions
    W. 35.83 in; H. 70.87 in; D. 1.97 in;
    W. 91 cm; H. 180 cm; D. 5 cm;
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