L’Enigme d’Isidore Ducasse  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

L’Enigme d’Isidore Ducasse (1920, English: "The Enigma of Isidore Ducasse") is a work of art by Man Ray, consisting of "a sewing machine, wrapped in a blanket and tied with string." Man Ray’s idea of using a sewing machine was inspired by a simile used by the French writer, Isidore Ducasse (1809-87), better known as the Comte de Lautréamont, ‘Beautiful as the accidental encounter, on a dissecting table, of a sewing machine and an umbrella’."



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