Monday, June 13, 2016

Dalida

Bust of Dalida by Alain Aslan, Place Dalida, Montmartre, Paris
Bust of Dalida by Alain Aslan, 1987
Place Dalida, quartier des Grandes-Carrières
18th arrondissement, Montmartre
Paris, July 2011

“Since her death, Dalida has become a cult figure to a new generation of fans. In 1988, the Encyclopædia Universalis commissioned a poll, which was eventually published in the French newspaper Le Monde, and which aimed to reveal the personalities who had the greatest impact on French society. Dalida polled second, behind Général de Gaulle. She is also a gay icon in France. In 1997, the corner of the rue Girardon and rue de l'Abreuvoir in Montmartre, Paris, was inaugurated as Place Dalida and a large bust in her memory was erected (which was quickly defaced with graffiti).”
(Dalida, Wikipedia)