The version offered is from private ownership.
The two legendary artists met in Man Ray’s flat for the first time, brought together by an Italian gallery owner who had commissioned the series. At the art academy in his home town of Pittsburgh, Warhol had previously experimented with shadowlike photograms called ‘rayographs’. In 1973, he had the then 83-year-old god of Dada pose with a cigar and a sailor’s cap.
The work, rendered in bold blue-red acrylics on silkscreen, has strong individual traits by Warhol’s standards – testament to the great emotional depth between Warhol and Man Ray.
As mentioned the article on African art in this issue, demand for Ivorian Contemporary artist Abdoulaye Diarrassouba (b.1983), known as ‘Aboudia’, has taken off in the last few years.
Dorotheum offers this work Deux amis noutchi, acrylic and oil pastel on canvas, 4ft 11in x 4ft 11in (1.5 x 1.5m), with an estimate of €70,000-100,000.