193. Dora Maar (1907-1997) Profile Portrait with Glasses and Hat, early 1930s Gelatin silver print with photogram effect, Dora Maar sale stamp on mount verso,
28.6 x 21.8cm (11 1/4 x 8 1/2in)
Provenance: The Estate of Dora Maar; Les Photographies de Dora Maar, Piasa, 19th November 1999, lot 46
Literature: Mary Ann Caws, Dora Maar: With and Without Picasso, 2001, p.18 variant
Dora Maar may be best known as one of Picasso’s muses but she was a talented artist in her own right. In the later 1920s she shared a darkroom with Brassai who persuaded her to choose photography over painting as a career. This image, dating from the early years of surrealism, shows how she experimented with different techniques, scraping and working on the negative and superimposing a photogram of glass bottoms.
est. £5000 – £7000