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Cadeau / Audace

Man Ray (in 1921 (1974))

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.


Title Cadeau / Audace
Material and technique Cast iron and copper tacks
Object type Sculpture
Location This object is on view in room 04
Dimensions (general) Width : 10 cm
Height : 16,5 cm
Depth : 10 cm
Makers Artist: Man Ray
Accession number BEK 1685 (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1995
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1995
Age maker About 31 years old
Exhibitions Brancusi, Rosso, Man Ray - Framing Sculpture (2014)
Alles kids (2016)
Gek van surrealisme (2017)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Research Digitising Contemporary Art
Material Copper > Common metal > Metal > Inorganic material > Material > Material and technique
Cast iron > Iron > Common metal > Metal > Inorganic material > Material > Material and technique
Object Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin The United States of America > North America > America

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Man Ray

Philadelphia 1890 - Parijs 1976

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