Thursday, October 24, 2013

Le Messager

Le Messager, The Messenger by Ossip Zadkine, Quai d'Orsay, Paris
“Le Messager” (The Messenger) by Ossip Zadkine, 1937
Quai d'Orsay, 7e arrondissement
Paris, July 2012

“Slip into the narrow alley at 100 bis rue d’Assas and you’ll enter a small courtyard where abstract bronze figures mingle with trees and shrubbery. This is the entrance to the Musée Zadkine,—the former home of Ossip Zadkine, a Russian sculptor and one of Miller’s earliest friends in Paris. Readers of Tropic of Cancer may best know Zadkine as Borowski, the rather stuffy artist with ‘a different cane for each day in the week, and one for Easter.’”
(Musée Zadkine, Walking Paris with Henry Miller)

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

Oh good Lord, I used to be in rue d'Assas every day and never knew this statue existed. I need a book... :-)