The Boy With The Thorn In His Side

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Original 11x17” watercolor of The Smiths’ The Boy With The Thorn In His Side as featured in The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence. Unframed. Comes with a copy of the book signed by the illustrator.



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As he appears in the text:

“A photograph of a young Truman Capote jumping is on the cover of “The Boy with a Thorn in His Side” single. Morrissey dispelled rumors that the song was about Oscar Wilde, but the title could also easily refer to Truman’s thorny streak.”

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