The Transvestite Barbette, Paris, 1926 (print early 1950s) Gelatin silver print
11-3/8 x 8-3/8 inches
© 2006 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.
Man's Men: Portraits by Man Ray
May 2 - June 30, 2006 at Zabriskie Gallery in New York, NY. "...Whatever social laurel was conferred upon the sitter, Man Ray certainly used his camera to build relationships and secure his station in the constellation of movers-and-shakers in Paris. Though many portraits of celebrities and socialites were commissioned, as was that of James Joyce (shortly before the publication of Ulysses), Man Ray did many portraits of his friends and other respected artists of his own accord. Picasso had invited Man Ray to simply photograph his work, but an extra plate left over after the session gave Ray the opportunity create a powerful portrait."