Benga (1906-1957) a Senegalese cabaret dancer, who, like his female counterpart Josephine Baker, created a sensation on the Paris stage with his “carnal choreography often set in steamy and distant places". He modeled for numerous works by Tchelitchew, starred in Cocteau's surrealist masterpiece, Le Sang d'un Poète and was photographed by many of the leading photographers of the day.
Van Vechten, Carl. (7" x 10"). stamped on verso, with blind stamp on recto.