The J. Paul Getty Museum

[Pablo Picasso]

Object Details

Title:

[Pablo Picasso]

Artist/Maker:

Man Ray (American, 1890 - 1976)

Culture:

American

Place:

Paris, France (Place Created)

Date:

1934

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

84.XM.1000.77

Dimensions:

25.2 × 20 cm (9 15/16 × 7 7/8 in.)

Copyright:

© Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP

See more

See less

Object Description

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.

Provenance
Provenance
before 1973

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.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Fame and Photography (March 9 to May 23, 1993)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), March 9 to May 23, 1993
A Practical Dreamer: The Photographs of Man Ray (October 27, 1998 to October 8, 2000)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 27, 1998 to January 17, 1999
  • Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), April 2 to June 25, 2000
  • Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), July 13 to October 8, 2000
Portraits of Renown: Photography and the Cult of Celebrity (April 3 to September 2, 2012)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), April 3 to September 2, 2012
Bibliography
Bibliography

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.