At the beginning of the 20th Century Montparnasse in Paris, France, was the the heart of the intellectual and artistic life of that country and possibly the world. In 1913, at the age of 27 , Tsuguharu Foujita left Tokyo and quickly gained notoriety as a visual artist in Paris. He soon encountered Modigliani, Leger, Gris, Picasso and Matisse and was eventually awarded membership as a foreign national to the Legion of Honor by the French government for upholding the ideals of the nation.
Even in the age of the avant-garde, the artist’s bold and eclectic style was deemed eccentric. His gold earrings, fringed haircut and round spectacles have become iconic signifiers of Foujita’s style.
In the spirit of the roaring twenties in Paris, we offer to you a selection of frames that even Foujita may have found hard to resist. They are hand crafted by Francis Klein, Walter Wissing and Co. and Anne et Valentin.