Paris in the 1920s <br>with Kiki de Montparnasse

Paris in the 1920s
with Kiki de Montparnasse

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From humble origins, Kiki de Montparnasse became the muse of Man Ray, Kisling, Foujita, Calder, and other important artists living in Paris in the Roaring Twenties. Many revolutionary writers, artists, and personalities flourished on the bohemian Left Bank, each one inventing their own iconic style, and Kiki, the Queen of Montparnasse, was the thread connecting them. Not only an artist’s model, Kiki was also a cabaret performer, actress, and an artist in her own right with two successful exhibitions. Every image tells a fascinating story in this lavishly illustrated, oversize luxury slipcase volume, revealing the artistic, social, and historical events that created and surrounded the incredible artistic flowering of the now mythical Montparnasse neighborhood.

Text By Xavier Girard
11 x 14 in – 28 x 35 cm
240 pages | 175 illustrations
Hardcover in a luxury slipcase

About the Author
Writer Xavier Girard is an art historian and critic, essayist, and professor of art history. A Chevalier of Arts and Letters, he has also directed and curated numerous artistic events. His previously published books with Assouline include The Mediterranean: From Homer to Picasso (2001); French Riviera (2002); and Bauhaus (2003). He also recently published L’Oursin and Trois hommes dans un jardin with André Dimanche. Since 2008 he has also dedicated himself to sculpture and photography.

Kiki de Montparnasse in Man Ray's L'Etoile de Mer.

Press (France)– "Le Paris des Annees 1920", May 31, 2013
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Four Seasons Magazine– "8 Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day", May 1, 2013
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How Cool (Italia) – "Paris in the 1920's", April 19, 2013
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The Business of Fashion – "Colin's Column, Tomes of the Times", April 5, 2013
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Maxima (Brazil) – Paris Anos 20, March 2013
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Marie Claire Netherlands –“Buzz Boeken”, Paris in the 1920s, February, 2013
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L’Express Style –“Le Style de Kiki de Montparnasse”, January 2013
Click to read printed article Cut – Most Iconic Paris Decade, Captured in New Book, November 27, 2012
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Art and Books – “Xavier Girard captures Kiki, the unofficial Queen of Montparnasse”- Kiki de Montparnasse, September 2012
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