Monday, November 23, 2015

Classic Airstream & Tragic Auvers Nightmares

November 22, 2015
   More cleaning in the studio. And, of course, I find all these old things that I simply cannot throw away, like this priceless little gem:

An Airstream On Lincoln Near Tatum

   This great product photograph was taken by the late Herb McLaughlin back in the 1950s. That is the Praying Monk, upper left, on the northwest end of Camelback Mountain and it appears the car is on Lincoln Drive just west of Tatum Blvd in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Needless to say, it's all houses now.

   I'm still deep into Vincent's last days. I'm rereading "Lust For Life," a gift from the Top Secret Writer. Tragic stuff. It reads like a bad dream.

Daily Whip Out: "Rene Secretan #8"

   I really dislike Rene Secretan because he brought meanness to a sick man. He may not have in fact shot and killed Vincent van Gogh but by his own admission, he was abusive and treated the Dutchman terribly. And he bragged about it in old age. He was a bully and a Paris punk. So I gave him Bruce Dern's mouth. Still not cocky enough, but I'll get him, yet.

"The world breeds monsters, but kindness grows just as wild."
—Mary Karr, author of "The Art of Memoir"



  1. Did you ever get a hold of a copy Rene Secretan's complete interview in Aesculape (Magazine) March 1957 from Frick Art Reference Library in New York?..

    1. No, I did not. How do I get to see a copy?


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