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Year 1921
17 x 10 x 8,5
[ inches 0 x 3.3 ]

Man Ray
Cadeau  1921/1974
bronze with brown patina
and metal nails
edition of 5.000
cm 17 x 10 x 8,5

Foudry/Publisher:
Luciano Anselmino, Turin

Cadeau, 1921, editioned replica 1972 and 1974, or ‘Gift’, is one of the famous icons of the surrealist movement. It consists of an everyday continental flat iron of the sort that had to be heated on a stove, transformed here into a non-functional, disturbing object by the addition of a single row of fourteen nails. The transformation of an item of ordinary domestic life into a strange, unnameable object with sadistic connotations exemplified the power of the object within dada and surrealism to escape the rule of logic and the conventional identification of words and objects

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