[Due to copyright restrictions, a photo of Stein is not included here.]
Stein on Oakland
Stein immortalized her childhood home of Oakland, California, with the comment:
What was the use of my having come from Oakland it was not natural to have come from there yes write about it if I like or anything if I like but not there, there is no there there. -- Stein, Everybody's Autobiography (1937)
In a clever visual riposte, Oakland erected in its City Center a large abstract sculpture by Roslyn Mazzilli entitled, simply, There.
Stein, Picasso, and Man Ray
Man Ray took a photograph of Stein in 1926, while she was posing for this sculpture by Davidson. It offers a rare chance to study the the sitter’s actual appearance vs. the details the artist has chosen to include.
Copyright (c) 2013 Dianne L. Durante