Ricardo Viñes, Olga Khohklova, Pablo Picasso, and Manuel Ángeles Ortiz at the Comte de Beaumont's Les Soireés de Paris Ball (Primary Title)

Man Ray, American, 1890 - 1976 (Artist)

Gelatin silver print
Sheet: 8 1/16 × 6 5/8 in. (20.48 × 16.83 cm)
This group portrait shows the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) along with his wife and two friends at a costume ball held at the private mansion of Count Étienne de Beaumont on the rue Masseran in Paris in June 1924. Picasso expresses his Spanish identity by wearing a toreador outfit, honoring his homeland’s bullfighting tradition. The three others in Man Ray’s photograph are the Spanish modernist painter Manuel Ángeles Ortiz (1895–1984), who stands behind Picasso on the right, and the Catalan pianist Ricardo Viñes (1875–1943) on the far left, who also wears a Spanish bullfighting costume topped with a broad Picador’s hat known as a castoreño. Between Viñes and Picasso stands Picasso’s wife, the Russian ballet dancer Olga Khokhlova (1891–1955).
Stamp in black ink on verso: "Man Ray/ 31bis, Rue/ Campagne/ Première/ Paris XIVe". Reproduction limitation stamp in French in black ink on verso: "Reproduction interdite/ sans autorisation écrite/ de l'ADAGP/ 9 et 11, rue Berrye/ PARIS - 8e/ 924-03-87". (M30 - check Text Entry notes for stamp details)
Inscribed in unidentified hands in graphite on verso: "Etienne de Beaumont Ball/ Man Ray/ OA7J311 (1924)/ 18)/ Vinés/ Spanish/ Proust./ (now dead)/ [encircled] "98". Possible vendor's inventory number in graphite on verso: "PF21834".
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Endowment
Man Ray: The Paris Years, VMFA, October 30, 2021 – February 21, 2022

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