Study for Men Without Women, Radio City Music Hall, New York, 1932

12 x 17 ½ inches (sheet size: 18 ½ x 24 inches)

Framed: 25 ¾ x 31 ½ inches

Ink and pencil on paper

Signed and dated lower right: Stuart Davis 1932

 

Provenance

The artist

Private Collection, 1932

Private Collection, 1989

Murray Bring, New York, 1992-2009

Private Collection, New York, 2009

 

Literature

Hills, P., Stuart Davis, New York, 1996, p. 104, no. 90, illustrated

Boyajian, Ani and Mark Rutkoski, Stuart Davis: A Catalogue Raisonne, vol. two, New Haven, CT, 2007,

p. 267-68, no. 556, illustrated.

 

Study for a commissioned mural for the men’s lounge at Radio City Music Hall (then under construction).  Mural was to celebrate male leisure with references to smoking, gambling, motoring, sailing, and barbershops. The title is a reference to Ernest Hemingway’s collection of short stories published in 1927.