Man Ray – Le Numéro Barbette
Texte de Jean Cocteau
Vander Barbette was an American female impersonator and world renowned trapeze artist of the 1920's and 30's. In life and following his death, Barbette served as an inspiration to a number of artists including Jean Cocteau and Man Ray.
This book includes Cocteau's 1926 essay 'Le Numero Barbette', a New Yorker profile of Barbette by Francis Steegmuller, and Surrealist artist Man Ray's photographs of Barbette.