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
Private Collection, 1932
Private Collection, 1989
Murray Bring, New York, 1992-2009
Private Collection, New York, 2009
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.