Vale a giant of space-age industrial design, Roger Tallon, who helped France, and the world, experience l’esprit de l’escalier with a touch more class.
Vann Nath would have died 30 years ago if a Khmer Rouge prison guard hadn’t written “Spare the painter.” Yet Vann’s paintings would help expose the horrors of the regime and convict that guard of war crimes.
Finnish pagan cult leaders need history, sure. Experiencing incest, fratricide, crippling and then fatal stabbings in your own lifetime will certainly help the mythos. But not every cult leader has a prog rock album about them.
Ah, the life of a New York hipster artist. To be young, on drugs, screwing models, and telling your billionaire family to go fuck themselves. Pity there’s usually a heroin overdose into the bargain.
Shi Pei Pu was a Chinese female impersonator who initiated the most bizarre case of international espionage ever. Only a Frenchman could exacerbate a sex and spy scandal this strange.