The J. Paul Getty Museum

[Rosa Covarrubias]

Object Details

Title:

[Rosa Covarrubias]

Artist/Maker:

Man Ray (American, 1890 - 1976)

Culture:

American

Place:

France (Place Created)

Date:

1928

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

86.XM.626.16

Dimensions:

29.2 × 22.7 cm (11 1/2 × 8 15/16 in.)

Copyright:

© Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP

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Object Description

California-born Rose Rolando, who married Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias, was a modern dancer and choreographer strongly influenced by non-Western cultures. Man Ray posed her next to a winepress screw, a prop that he found in an antique shop. The sculptor Constantin Brancusi also frequently used the screw as a prop in his photographs and sometimes kept it in his studio.

Provenance
Provenance
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SBP [sold, SBP, New York, date unknown, lot 288, to Paul Kasmin]

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
Man Ray Portraits (February 7 to September 22, 2013)
  • National Portrait Gallery (London), February 7 to May 26, 2013
  • Scottish National Portrait Gallery (Edinburgh), June 22 to September 22, 2013