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Attributed to Julian Mandel (French, 1872-1935) Three Photographs of Alice Prin, Known as Kiki de Montparnasse

Auction:
3217T
Lot:
1046
Sold for:
$338$275

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Auction:
Discovery - 3217T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
March 13, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Attributed to Julian Mandel (French, 1872-1935)

Three Photographs of Alice Prin, Known as Kiki de Montparnasse, early 1920s. One of the nudes inscribed "The painting is better than the photograph. Thank you Roland" and the other "My Girl - Kiki" on the verso, the sitter is identified on the verso of the third. Gelatin silver prints, image sizes to 5 1/4 x 3 3/8 in., unmatted, unframed. Condition: Scattered handling crimps and creases primarily on the third work.

Provenance: The collection of Roland E. Hill, by family descent.

N.B. Julian Mandel was one of the best-known commercial photographers of female nudes in the early 20th century. Kiki de Montparnasse was a French model, actress, and muse to artists and writers including Man Ray, Amedeo Modigliani, and Ernest Hemingway. Roland E. Hill, an American art director and set designer, was involved with Kiki de Montparnasse in the 1920s.
Estimate $250-300


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Ernest Hemingway, Roland E. Hill, Kiki de Montparnasse, B. Julian Mandel, Ray, Alice Prin, Amedeo Modigliani, Julian Mandel, Kiki, KUBT, Man Ray, Modern painters, Montparnasse, Visual arts

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