Man RayCe qui manque à nous tous 1927, editioned replica 1973

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Artist
Man Ray (1890‑1976)
Title
Ce qui manque à nous tous
Date 1927, editioned replica 1973
MediumClay, glass and wire
DimensionsObject: 120 x 196 x 80 mm
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Tate
Acquisition Purchased 2003
Reference
T07960
Not on display

Summary

Ce qui manque à nous tous, 1927, editioned replica 1973, consists of an inscribed clay pipe and an iridescent glass bubble. Its title, which can be translated as ‘What We All Lack’, does not prescribe the solution to life’s ills, but suggests at least that some part of the answer lies in the childhood pastime of blowing bubbles, in dreaming, and in the pleasure to be taken from evanescent beauty… (read more)

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