Man Ray, American, 1890 - 1976, sold to Arnold Crane, before 1973.
before 1973 - 1984
Arnold Crane, American, 1932 - 2014, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.
Not currently on view
Man Ray (American, 1890 - 1976)
Paris, France (Place Created)
Gelatin silver print
25.2 × 20 cm (9 15/16 × 7 7/8 in.)
© Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP
Man Ray became acquainted with Pablo Picasso in the early 1920s in Paris and made a number of portraits of him over the years. Picasso had moved to Paris in 1904; by the 1930s, he was already recognized as a master of twentieth-century art. In this monumental, almost sculptural portrait, Man Ray presented the artist as a working man whose gargantuan hands attest to his manual labors.
Cahiers d'Art (1935).
Ray, Man. Self-Portrait (London: A. Deutsch, 1963; Boston: Little, Brown, 1963), discussed pp. 223-31.
Ray, Man. Man Ray: Photographe, mit einer Einleitung von Jean-Hubert Martin (München: Schirmer/Mosel, 1982), pl. 339.
Foresta, Merry, et al. Perpetual Motif: The Art of Man Ray (Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; New York: Abbeville Press, 1988), p. 208, for date.
Baldwin, Gordon. Fame and Photography, exh. brochure (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1993), fig. 3.