Gorgeous Sketches and Photographs ‘The Paris Review’s’ Willa Kim Archives [NSFW]

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In the latest issue of The Paris Review, Nicole Rudick has curated a portfolio of images from the archives of Willa Kim, the widow of William Pène du Bois, who served as the art editor of the review from 1953 to 1960. The portfolio is filled with rare early pictures, illustrations, and some of Kim’s costume designs. Preview a few of the images from the vault after the jump, and then be sure to check out the full portfolio in The Paris Review .

Paris scene by Tom Keogh

A lithograph for William Pène du Bois and his first wife, Jane, by Tom Keogh in 1952

Costume renderings by Willa Kim for The Old Glory (1964), a play by Robert Lowell.

Paris scene by Tom Keogh

A drawing of Willa Kim from Tom Keogh’s sketchbook.

Costume renderings by Willa Kim for The Old Glory (1964), a play by Robert Lowell.

Plimpton as a premier danseur. Collage by William Pène du Bois and Richard Marshall, who served as the Review‘s art editor from 1978 to 1993.

Paris Review tattoo, courtesy William Pène du Bois and RIchard Marshall.