Gabriële by Anne and Claire Berest
Anne and Claire Berest are the great-granddaughters of Gabriële Buffet-Picabia.
They tell us the story of Gabriële Buffet. An independent woman, musician and feminist before the hour. She meets Francis Picabia, a successful young painter. He needed a renewal in his work. She becomes “the woman with an erotic brain” who puts all men on their knees, including Marcel Duchamp and Guillaume Apollinaire. Between Paris, New York, Berlin, Zurich, Barcelona, Etival and Saint-Tropez, Gabriële inspires precursors of abstract art, futurists, Dada. This book transports us at the beginning of a twentieth century that reinvents the codes of beauty and society.