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KIKI.
Les Souvenirs de Kiki. Préface de Foujita, six illustrations et reproduction de vingt tableaux de l'auteur, dix photographies de Man Ray. Kiki par Kisling, Foujita, Per Krohg, Hermine David, etc., etc.
Paris: Henri Broca, 1929. Paris: Henri Broca,, 1929. Kisling's presentation copy, inscribed by the author, Foujita, Hermine-David, Krohg, Tono Salazar, and himself Quarto. Original cream folding wrappers, titles in black and red with monochrome paper onlay to front cover of Kisling's portrait of Kiki, untrimmed. Housed in custom red velvet-lined vellum-backed pink marble chemise and matching slipcase signed A. Devauchelle. 44 monochrome plates reproducing portraits of Kiki by various artists, and paintings and drawing by her. Minor creasing to spine, the binding otherwise sharp, very occasional slight finger-soiling, else internally clean and fresh; a superb copy. First edition, deluxe issue, number 40 of 250 copies on papier couché mat, artist Moïse Kisling's presentation copy inscribed by Kiki, Foujita, Hermine-David, Krohg, Tono Salazar, and Kisling himself, each in the margin of their own plate, and Kiki herself on the half-title "a mon Kiki Kisling. mon demi miché, mon frère chéri, sa Kiki Reine 1929". A great association copy. The Polish-born French painter, Kisling (1891-1953), was a member of the 1920s Parisian expatriate community in the Montparnasse area, sometimes named "The Montparnos", which included major avant-garde artists and writers such as Hemingway (who wrote the preface for the English translation published in 1930), Man Ray, Modigliani, Foujita, Kisling, dada and surrealist writers, and others. Another one of its members was of course Alice Prin (1901-1953), Kiki, nicknamed the "Queen of Montparnasse", an artist, nightclub singer, actress, memoirist, … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]

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