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Kiki de Montparnasse. - n July 1921, Man Ray went to live and work in Paris, France. He soon settled in the Montparnasse quarter favored by many artists. Shortly after arriving in Paris, he met and fell in love with Kiki de Montparnasse (Alice Prin), an artists' model and celebrated character in Paris bohemian circles. Kiki was Man Ray's companion for most of the 1920s. She became the subject of some of his most famous photographic images

Man Ray, Ciné-sketch, Adam, Eve : Marcel Duchamp, Brogna Perlmutter-Clair, 1924, Collection particulière (private collection), galerie 1900-2000, Paris.

Le Violin d'Ingres, Man Ray 1924 ____________________________ It's said that the inventor of the violin followed the silhouette of a female form. Here life imitates art. -- PavL