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From the Cabaret to the Museum

Kiki de Montparnasse book coverAlice Prin, otherwise known as Kiki de Montparnasse, was the queen of 1920s bohemian Paris. She was unmistakable in a crowd, with her black bobbed hair and joie de vivre. Kiki was not only a model – she was the model, posing for Man Ray, Cocteau, Soutine, and others. Her evenings were spent as a nightclub singer, her days poised for art, and her life became a testament to spontaneity and creativity. Kiki de Montparnasse is a graphic novel biography that portrays the highs and many lows of Alice Prin’s all too short life.

To see Kiki and her world in real life, follow the graphic novel with the coffee table essay and photography book, Kiki’s Paris.

By Readers' Advisor on April 11, 2013 Categories: Art, Books, Nonfiction

2 Responses

  1. Carol says:

    As a would-be “Paris in the 20s” re-inactor, I loved Kiki’s Paris. Can’t wait to read the graphic novel!

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