In the art world, time spent making a name for yourself is nearly as vital as time spent making your actual art. Before Vincent van Gogh sliced off his ear, Frida Kahlo kept her unibrow, Marilyn Monroe let her dress fly up, Prince began wearing purple, or Kim Kardashian hit E! Network, turn-of-the-century French actress Sarah Bernhardt adopted a cheetah, courted princes, rehearsed her scripts inside a coffin, and helped invent the celebrity.
Kim Kardashian Didn’t Invent Modern Celebrity. Meet the Woman Who Did.
100 years after her death, revisit the legacy of the great French actress, Sarah Bernhardt, who is currently the subject of an exhibition at the Petit Palais in Paris.