Tuesday Under Ten: Man Ray

Every Tuesday I post a work of art I love priced under $10K. This week: Included in Rago's upcoming Unreserved (no minimum price) auction is an editioned version of Man Ray's Cadeau with an estimate of $600-900. A surrealist icon, Man Ray rendered the readymade iron seemingly useless by adding 14 nails to its base. A little bit of a joke, and a little bit of an erotic suggestion (picture someone wearing the flayed clothing that would result from using this piece), with a simple modification Man Ray transformed a mundane object into one of fascination. This piece goes on the block on August 26th! Let me know if you're interested in bidding. 

Man Ray, Cadeau, 1921 editioned replica 1972

Man Ray, Cadeau, 1921 editioned replica 1972