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Auction Ends: Apr 9, 2017 10:00 PM EDT


Beautiful Coffee Table Book - "French RIviera in the 1920's" by Xavier Girard (Assouline)

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Estimated Value
$195 USD
Opening Bid
$65 USD

Item Description

Writer Xavier Girard is an art historian and critic, essayist, and professor of art history. A Chevalier of Arts and Letters, he has directed and curated numerous artistic events.  

The French Riviera of the 1920's and early 1930's was a haven for artists and writers from the far reaches of the world.  This book revitalizes the now-legendary tale of personalities such as Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Picasso, Picabia, Cocteau, and Gerald and Sara Murphy as they are caught between desire for creation, the quest for happiness, and the looming darkness of World War II.  Extraordinary images taken from personal archives reanimate the lifestyles and artwork of some of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.