Francis Picabia. Tableau Rastadada. 1920

Francis Picabia Tableau Rastadada 1920

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In Tableau Rastadada, the artist depicted himself as a playboy (kicked by women’s pumps), a failure (as suggested by the words “le raté”), and even a social climber (the “rasta” in Rastadada stands for rastaquouère, a rich, foreign upstart). These elements together created a self-deprecating, punning self-portrait.

Gallery label from 2019
Cut-and-pasted printed paper on paper with ink
7 1/2 x 6 3/4" (19 x 17.1 cm)
Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (by exchange)
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© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
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