On the day of the opening of his first exhibition in Paris, Man Ray bought a flatiron, carpet tacks and glue. In the gallery he stuck a single line of the nails on the sole plate of the iron, and added the new work to the exhibition under the title ‘Cadeau’. It was his first Dada object in France. He planned to raffle it among his friends, but it disappeared from the exhibition that same afternoon.
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|Title||Cadeau / Audace|
|Material and technique||Cast iron and copper tacks|
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is travelling|
Width 10 cm
Height 16,5 cm
Depth 10 cm
|Accession number||BEK 1685 (MK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1995|
|Age artist||About 31 years old|
|Entitled parties||© Man Ray Trust / ADAGP, c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2018|
|Provenance||Galerie Il Fauno, Turin 1974; Arturo Schwarz, Milan; Diego Strasser, Verona; Gianni Morghen, Arco; Galerie A, Amsterdam 1995|
|Exhibitions||Rotterdam 1996a; London 1997; London/Rotterdam/Bilbao 2007-08; New York 2009-10; Rotterdam 2014b|
Digitising Contemporary Art
A dream collection - Surrealism in Museum Boijmans Van beuningen
|Literature||New York/Los Angeles/Chicago 1968, p. 31, fig. 38; Rotterdam/Paris 1971-72, p. 146, cat. no. 151, fig. p. 74*; Munich 1973-74, p. 206, cat. no. 94*; Penrose 1975, p. 71, fig. 33 (dated 1921 (1963))*; Man Ray/Martin 1983, pp. 43, 142, 145; Man Ray/J. Man Ray/Foresta 1988, pp. 313-14; Wood 2007, p. 178, fig. 10.2; Rotterdam 2007, pp. 38-39 (as Cadeau-Audace); Rotterdam 2014, pp. 212-13, cat. no. 43; Rotterdam 2017, p. 337|
|Geographical origin||The United States of America > North America > America|
Entry catalogue Digitising Contemporary Art, A dream collection - Surrealism in Museum Boijmans Van beuningen
All about the artist
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