—a bouquet of red flowers with a card reading “Congratulations”

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The photograph could be described as a portrait of two men: the man standing next to his illustration, and the man depicted therein.

  • One has a pen in his breast pocket
  • The other is made of stone
  • One is tight in the face, reserved — as stony as the other

Who modeled whom? Gertrude Stein, as she aged, came to resemble Picasso’s portrait; perhaps in this photograph, the artist is becoming his object.


  • 其中一人胸袋放筆
  • 另外一個石頭而成
  • 可以說
  • 他有點拘謹
  • 一臉繃緊正如
  • 另一個他般冰冷

那是誰?在模擬誰?Gertrude Stein年紀愈大,看起來愈像Pablo Picasso的肖像;也許,這張照片中,藝術家正在蛻變,成為自己的作品。