10 1/8 x 15 1/4in (25.7 x 38.7cm)
Gift of the Friends of the McNay
In the late 1920s, the American modernist Stuart Davis traveled to Paris and experimented with Cubist ideas in his compositions. Rue des Rats presents a play between abstraction and representation that reveals Davis was thinking about Cubism and different ways of seeing. The letters VIN and partial S recall bits of words seen in the works of Braque, like Pale Ale.
© Estate of Stuart Davis/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Stuart Davis: Graphic Work and Related Paintings with a Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints; Sylvan Cole (b.1918, d.2005), Jane Myers, Diane Kelder; 1986; 5
Stuart Davis (American, b.1892, d.1964)