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Dodge's reading of this work and her unbridled praise for its revolutionary form"To me it is one of the most remarkable things I have ever read. There are things hammered out of consciousness into black & white that have never been expressed before" 3marked the beginning of an important fit between the two women. Gertrude Stein came to believe in herself firmly as a genius, and Mabel Dodge was unwavering in her recognition and support of her distinctive writing. Throughout her life, Dodge imbued others with larger-than-life attributes, a tendency that fit perfectly with Stein's conviction of her own unique talents.
131 Hutchins Hapgood, c. 1916. 132 Hutchins Hapgood and Neith Boyce in a production of Enemies, in Provincetown, 1916. 133 Alfred Stieglitz at his gallery 291, 293 Fifth Avenue, New York, c. 1909. 134 Marsden Hartley, c. 1915. 135 John Reed on the beach at Provincetown, c. 1914. 136 Mabel Dodge in Provincetown, c. 1914. 137 Page from Carl Van Vechten's photograph album showing "Avery [Hopwood] at Atlantic City," "Mabel Dodge, Provincetown, 1914," and "Mabel Dodge" in Taos. 138 Maurice Sterne, c.
51 Page 13 Also on the rue Laffitte was the gallery of Clovis Sagot, a former circus clown turned art dealer who showed works by Picasso. It was at Sagot's gallery that Leo Stein purchased their first Picasso, Young Girl with a Basket of Flowers (1905), over Gertrude Stein's objections, as she tells it: Gertrude Stein did not like the picture, she found something rather appalling in the drawing of the legs and feet, something that repelled and shocked her. She and her brother almost quarrelled about this picture.
A History of Having a Great Many Times Not Continued to Be Friends: Mabel Dodge and Gertrude Stein, 1911-1934 by Patricia R. Everett