Michael Rogin: Josephine Baker, 22 February 2001
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Sanctuary, 327 pp., £16.99, September 2000, 1 86074 286 6Show More
Negrophilia: Avant-Garde Paris and Black Culture in the 1920s by Petrine Archer-Straw.
Thames and Hudson, 200 pp., £14.95, September 2000, 0 500 28135 1Show More
“... and de Beauvoir. Alexander Calder’s wire caricature of her (it seems to move on the page of Petrine Archer-Straw’s book) was the prototype for his subsequent mobiles. ‘I never saw anybody move the way she did. She was part kangaroo and part prizefighter. A woman made of rubber, a female Tarzan,’ wrote Paul Colin, who sketched her for La Revue ...”