The J. Paul Getty Museum

Gertrude Stein posing for sculptor Jo Davidson

Object Details

Title:

Gertrude Stein posing for sculptor Jo Davidson

Artist/Maker:

Man Ray (American, 1890 - 1976)

Culture:

American

Place:

Paris, France (Place Created)

Date:

1926

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

84.XM.1000.88

Dimensions:

29.2 × 23.5 cm (11 1/2 × 9 1/4 in.)

Copyright:

© Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP

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Object Description

At the time this picture was made, Gertrude Stein had not yet achieved literary success, though she had already been immortalized by Pablo Picasso in a 1906 painting. Here she poses for a portrait sculpture being carved by the American artist Jo Davidson. In 1922 Man Ray photographed Stein for the first time and was granted exclusive rights to photograph her until 1930.

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
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