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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|
|Location||This object is on view in room 04|
Width : 10 cm
Height : 16,5 cm
Depth : 10 cm
Artist: Man Ray
|Accession number||BEK 1685 (MK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 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||Cast iron > Iron > Common metal > Metal > Inorganic material > Material > Material and technique|
|Copper > 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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All about the maker
Philadelphia 1890 - Parijs 1976
The American artist Emmanuel Radnitzky, who would call himself Man Ray, began his career as engraver and advertising designer. In New York he got to know the wo..