Last seen in travelling exhibition in Japan 1985
September 15, 2023 9:28 AM   Subscribe

In April this Year a 'Wanted Poster' for a Picasso painting ''Femme Assise sur Fond Jaune et Rose, II' was posted by the The Art Newspaper to the Finding Ady Instagram page.
Ady Fidelin was Man Ray's lover and muse, whose obitury was only published last year by the NYT (might need subscription)
Art Historian Wendy Grossman put a lot of the backstory together. Ady was the first Black model to feature in a major American Fashion magazine - Harpers Bazaar 1937. That was the year she was painted by Picasso when some Surrealists spent a summer of sun, sea and sex on the French Riviera, where Paul Eluard, Nusch, Man Ray, Ady, Roland Penrose, Lee Miller and Eilean Agar all joined Picasso and Dora Maar in Mougins. Several repeat photos, Some probably NSW
posted by adamvasco (2 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Griot reprinting from NYT Style magazine.
posted by adamvasco at 9:31 AM on September 15

Lots of fashion models are pushed to the “backside” of history as are lovers of the famous.
posted by Ideefixe at 4:36 PM on September 15

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