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Boris Vian

Purchase this original watercolor painting and all proceeds go to the Library at the A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center—promoting literacy through teaching and learning about the African roots experience, including history and culture, through a dynamic exchange of information, ideas, and creativity.

Original 11x17” watercolor portrait of Beauford Delaney as featured in The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence. Framed as shown in alternate images. Comes with a copy of the book signed by the illustrator.

As he appears in the text:

“Boris Vian produced several books of fiction and poetry and translated Raymond Chandler before his death at 39. Duke Ellington, whose music had been an inspiration to him since he was a teenager, became a good friend and the godfather to Boris’s daughter when he visited Paris in the late ’40s. Juliette Gréco said Boris was something of an older brother to her.”

Read more about The Art of the Affair, by Catherine Lacey and Forsyth Harmon. ︎︎︎