Kiki de Montparnasse by Catel Muller
(Graphic Biography)

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Synopsis

In bohemian Montparnasse of the 1920s, Kiki escaped poverty to become one of the most charismatic figures of the avant-garde years between the wars. Partner to Man Ray, and one of the first emancipated women of the 20th century, Kiki made her mark with her freedom of style, word, and thought that could be learned from only one school—the school of life.

Praise for Kiki de Montparnasse:

“The tipsily enthusiastic wobble of Catel’s line work gives even the more emotionally fraught scenes a winning, festive quality.” New York Times
“The toast of France, Catel Muller and José-Louis Bocquet’s award-winning graphic novel Kiki de Montparnasse (Abrams/SelfMadeHero) . . . seduces American audiences with its artful and heartbreaking portrait of one of the most famous muses of the 20th century.” —VanityFair.com
“An excellent companion to readers of Anaïs Nin, Simone de Beauvoir, and other of Kiki’s less flamboyant contemporaries.” —Booklist

This award-winning French graphic novel presents a story as vibrant and mesmerizing as its famed bohemian subject.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 

About Catel Muller

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José-Luis Bocquet is a writer, comic book editor, and former journalist. Catel Muller is a renowned author of children's books and mature graphic novels. They jointly won the Angoulême Festival Grand Prize, France's most prestigious graphic novel award.
 
Published May 1, 2012 by Harry N. Abrams. 416 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Kiki de Montparnasse: The Graphic Biography by Catel Jose-Luis Bocquet Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop I feel similarly about Kiki d...

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Alice Prin was the model known as Kiki, immortalised by myriad artists including Fernand Léger, Jean Cocteau, and her lover, Man Ray.

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Muller’s intimate art captures every bar brawl and tryst along that path, while Bouquet summarizes the eternal heartbreak of art and life: “An artist should really avoid alcohol and lasting relationships,” says Ray at one point.

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She was one of the most famous women in Paris in the early twentieth century, making her mark on the world of art not as an artist, but as a model.

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