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Alice Ernestine Prin (2 October 1901 – 29 April 1953), nicknamed Queen of
Montparnasse, and often known as Kiki de Montparnasse, was a French artist model,
nightclub singer, actress, memoirist and painter. She flourished in, and helped define,
the liberated culture of Paris in the early 1920s.
Kiki was the embodiment of free feminine spirit and ‘la vie Boheme’ -
not afraid to show her body or proclaim her bisexuality and a great bon viveur!
She famously posed for Man Ray but also modelled for many other artists - many of
whom were also lovers - and appeared in Dadaist films like Leger’s Ballet Mechanique.
This moving, funny and sometimes outrageous show tells her story with the combination
of live drama, film footage and the iconic images of her which defined the era.