Image: Indestructible Object
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1890 - 1976, Paris, France)

Indestructible Object , 1923 (1975 edition)

Metronome with cardboard
9 1/4 in. x 4 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 in. (23.5 cm x 11.43 cm x 11.43 cm)
Gift of John Coplans
metronome closed
Man Ray began his art career as a "dadaist," altering simple functional objects to form blatantly useless creations.  His 'Indestructible Object' was initially entitled 'Object to Be Destroyed', but after a group of angry art students accepted the title's challenge, he re-created the work with its present name.
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