Foujita. The menu is also signed by Madeleine, Foujita's model and companion during this two-year journey in Latin America and by the Argentine artist Florencio Molina Campos, who added a small sketch of Foujita. Together with a group of two vintage silver gelatin photographs mounted on cardboard. The mounts measure 33.5 cm x 26.5 and the images 23 x 17 cm. These two pictures were taken at the event on April 30, 1932. One photograph shows Foujita dancing with Madeleine, the other shows them at the dinner in his honor. The other guests include Molina Campos and Guichard Jean du Plessis, author of "Hommes de la Pampa", accompanied by his wife Simone, a relative of the aviator Jules Védrines. Item #28951
The most successful of the Montparnasse group of artists, Tokyo-born Foujita's Latin American tour (1931-1933) was a great hit, with thousands of people attending his exhibitions. In 1933 he returned to Japan, where Madeleine died from an overdose in 1936. In Japan Foujita produced propaganda art during the war, he later returned to France.