Mirror Venere tribute to Man Ray
- Designer:Dino Gavina
First production: Simongavina Paradisoterrestre, 2004
Materials: silk-screened mirror, MDF frame
Dimensions: cm W 68 D 2,5 H 170 | in W 26,8 D 0,9 H 66,9
Man Ray once again surprises us with unexpected idea: an enigmatic, anticipating, suggesting work. A seed that will germinate in the following decades.
Dino Gavina met Man Ray in Paris. At the beginning the meeting was tense because the artist thought he was facing a journalist or a critic. Then his aggression turned into kindness as soon as he realized that Gavina wanted nothing more than to know him. From the corridor they went to the atelier, and stayed together for hours. At that precise moment an extraordinary lifelong fellowship was born.
Mirror Venere tribute to Man Ray was exhibited in the show “Kama – sex and design” at Triennale di Milano in 2012.
Venere, © Man Ray Trust, by SIAE 2019