Covers soiled, heavy wear to spine. Contents clean, all pages intact, small split to inside front edge of the first two pages. 6 pages have a 2" tear. Limited Edition of 250.; 174 pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Souvenirs. Les Souvenirs De Kiki, Préface De...
Publisher: Edite Par Henri Broca
Publication Date: 1929
Book Condition: G+
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Henri Broca, Paris, 1929. Wrappers Over Boards. Condition: Fine. Quintessential 1920s Montparnasse. Small 4to, paper wrappers over light board illustrated with portrait of Kiki by Moise Kisling. Fine and handsomely housed in a pale pink chemise lined in red suede with silver lettered spine and a matching pink slipcase. One of 250 copies on coated paper. Alice Ernestine prin (1901-1953), nicknamed Kiki the Queen of Montparnasse, was an artist's model, nightclub singer, painter and artist. Twenty reproduction of Kiki's paintings and ten photographs by Man Ray, her companion through much of the 1920s. This copy of her memoirs is inscribed to her lover, Moise Kisling, a Polish-Jewish painter who lived in Montparnasse, at one time in the renowned Bateau Lavoir where be became a close friend of Modigliani, who painted his portrait. The inscription on the front free endpaper reads: a mon Kiki Kisling/mon demi miche/mon frere cheri/sa Kiki Reine 1929." Apparently Kiki presented this copy to Kisling in the presence of Hermine David, Foujita, Per Krohg and Tono Salzar, all of whom inscribed and signed their portraits of Kiki which appear in the book. In addition to modeling for each of them, Kiki also had prior romances with both Foujita and Krohg. Foujita writes "A mon Kiki homme a toi Foujita". Krohg writes "A Kiki(sling) l'ami de maintenant d'apres". Kisling signed his own portrait of Kiki "a mon membe bien cordialement Kisling." Size: Small 4to. Author and Artists. Seller Inventory # 4408