The idle ramblings of a Jack of some trades, Master of none

Nov 30, 2010

A Last Lunch?

Towards the end of his life, Paul Gauguin was syphilitic, doped up on morphia, and a publisher of prurient gossip in Papeete. None of this stopped him from living the good life. In Waldemar Januszczak's TV biography of the great artist, Gauguin - The Full Story, we learn Gauguin and his journo cronies would gather for lunch every Saturday, and persuade their Tahitian women to get drunk and strip. Here's a hand-made menu by Gauguin for one of these lunches:
Saucisson d'Arles
Pâté de foie gras
Jambon d' York
Salade assortie
Fromage de Hollande
Omelette aux Confitures


km said...

Gauguin was an original badass.

Fëanor said...

But not Le Guin, you are saying.

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