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DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS

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Paperback, 4.25 x 7 in. / 64 pgs.

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CATALOG: SPRING 2017 p. 63   

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Degas and His Model

By Alice Michel. Translated by Jeff Nagy.

There are many myths about Edgar Degas—from Degas the misanthrope to Degas the deviant to Degas the obsessive. But there is no single text that better stokes the fire than Degas and His Model, a short memoir by Alice Michel, who purportedly modeled for Degas. Never before translated into English, the text’s original publication in Mercure de France in 1919, shortly after the artist’s death, has been treated as an important account of the master sculptor at work. We know that Alice was writing under a pseudonym, but who the real person behind this account was remains a mystery. Yet the descriptions seem too accurate, the anecdotes too spot-on to discount; even the dialogue captures the artist’s tone and mannerisms.
What is found in these pages is at times a woman’s flirtatious recollection of a bizarre “artistic type” and at others a moving attempt to connect with a great, often tragic man. The descriptions are limpid; the dialogue is lively and intimate, not unlike reading the very best kind of gossip, with world-historical significance.

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Degas and His Model

STATUS: Forthcoming | 6/27/2017

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Paul Gauguin: Ramblings of a Wannabe Painter
PAUL GAUGUIN: RAMBLINGS OF A WANNABE PAINTER
Introduction by Donatien Grau.
DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS
ISBN: 9781941701393 | US $12.95
Pub Date: 11/22/2016
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Chardin and Rembrandt
CHARDIN AND REMBRANDT
By Marcel Proust. Translated by Jennie Feldman. Afterword by Alain Madeleine-Perdrillat.
DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS
ISBN: 9781941701508 | US $12.95
Pub Date: 11/22/2016
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Degas and His Model
DEGAS AND HIS MODEL
By Alice Michel. Translated by Jeff Nagy.
DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS
ISBN: 9781941701553 | US $12.95
Pub Date: 6/27/2017
Forthcoming
Pissing Figures
PISSING FIGURES
By Jean-Claude Lebensztejn. Translated by Jeff Nagy.
DAVID ZWIRNER BOOKS
ISBN: 9781941701546 | US $14.95
Pub Date: 6/27/2017
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