• Paris in the 1920s with Kiki de Montparnasse

Paris in the 1920s with Kiki de Montparnasse



Product Description

Rare, out of print edition. In original packaging.

From humble origins, Kiki de Montparnasse became the muse of the most important artists of the Roaring Twenties. Many revolutionary artists of the early twentieth century flourished on Paris's Left Bank, and Kiki, the Queen of Montparnasse, was the thread connecting them. Every image tells a fascinating story in this lavishly illustrated volume. Xavier Girard, former curator of the Matisse Museum, reveals the artistic, social, and historical events that created and surrounded the incredible artistic flowering of the mythical Montparnasse neighborhood after World War I.

We hang out with a crowd called Dadaists and some called Surrealists— for my part, I don’t see much difference between them! ...Our nights are spent in talking, which doesn’t bore me very much, even if I don’t know what it’s about.

Kiki de Montparnasse

She was not only an artist's model, but also a singer, actress, and risqué cabaret performer. To this day, Kiki and the great artists she worked with and lived beside remain symbols of the social freedom and artistic flowering that defined the atmosphere of bohemian Paris in the early part of the twentieth century.


Published by Assouline

An oversize hardback luxury edition in a slipcase. 300 pages

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