Lot 857: Enchanting vintage double-weight glossy 9 x 11.25 portrait of Baker posing beside a tiger skin rug, signed and inscribed in French in fountain pen, "A monsieur 'Rivero,' En Souvenir de Josephine Baker, Paris, 1930–31." Small crease to lower edge and scattered surface scuffing (essentially visible only at an angle), otherwise fine condition. Already an established marquee draw at the Parisian cabaret music hall Folies Bergere, Baker's popularity soared even further with the 1931 release of 'J'ai deux amours,' the most successful song of her career. Baker is quite scarce in signed photos of this size, and this is a particularly appealing example.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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