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Lot #906
Josephine Baker

Stunning portrait of the 'The Black Venus'

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Stunning portrait of the 'The Black Venus'

Vintage matte-finish 6.75 x 9 publicity photo of Baker in a topless full-length pose as 'La Venus noire,' signed and inscribed in bold fountain pen, "A Monsieur Jean Roth, avec mes meilleurs souvenirs, Josephine Baker, Paris, 1930.” In very good condition, with pin holes to the edges, scattered creasing and light scratches, and silvering to the darker parts of the images. A sensational portrait of the gorgeous star of the Folies Bergere. Baker's response to her own nudity: 'I wasn't really naked. I simply didn't have any clothes on.'

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: August
  • Dates: #527 - Ended May 09, 2018

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