Picasso in His Studio on the rue de La Boëtie, Paris

Man Ray, American, 1890 - 1976

Geography:
Photograph taken in Paris, France, Europe

Date:
1922

Medium:
Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:
Image and sheet: 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches (21.6 x 16.5 cm) Mount: 14 1/2 x 11 inches (36.8 x 27.9 cm)

Copyright:
© Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1952-61-128

Credit Line:
A. E. Gallatin Collection, 1952

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Label:
The American Surrealist Man Ray made a number of portraits of Picasso over the years, beginning with this photograph that appeared in the July 1922 issue of Vanity Fair. It was taken on the second floor of Picasso's apartment at 23 rue de La Boëtie in Paris, where he established a studio in November 1918 and completed many of the Cubist paintings that form the background of this portrait. Man Ray's portrait brilliantly captures both sides of Picasso's personality at this time, since the proud and successful artist is also shown to be emotionally distant and seemingly uncomfortable with his newfound wealth and fame.