SBP [sold, SBP, New York, date unknown, lot 288, to Paul Kasmin]
Not currently on view
Man Ray (American, 1890 - 1976)
France (Place Created)
Gelatin silver print
29.2 × 22.7 cm (11 1/2 × 8 15/16 in.)
© Man Ray Trust ARS-ADAGP
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.