accompanied by two Cafe executives, traveled to Paris in mid-March because
Url was having a hissy-fit wanting to look for "Kiki's
Paris." The Cafe is encouraging Url to find some kind of closure
on this "Kiki" obsession by publishing this Cafe Exclusive
While visiting Cafe de la Rotonde, I could feel
your presence. Laughing with your group of friends, your pet mouse in
a little straw basket. Pet mouse?!! Whoa! That could have been a relative!
I just knew you were the kind of woman who would be kind to a rodent.
has begun. I will not rest until I have seen your Paris!
The quest continues:
The Arc de Triomphe
Url's Paris Paintings
Url's Paris Photos
Cafe de la Rotonde, one
of the two main cafes at the intersection of boulevard Raspail and
boulevard du Monparnasse where Kiki
and friends met daily and created an international community of
artists and writers. According to some accounts, this section of
Paris, known as Montparnasse, tolerated life-styles and unconventional
behavior that would have been unacceptable in other parts of Paris.
At the same time, the criminal elements and brothels that had negatively
impacted the other artistic community of Paris, Montmartre, were
successfully kept out.
This group of friends
included Man Ray, Picasso, Hemingway, Gauguin, Mucha, Pascin, Matisse,
Modigliani, Mondrian, Kisling, Foujita, Rivera, Cocteau, Krohg,
Calder, and many more. They declared Montparnasse the center of