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Utrillo's Children: A Memoir of Paris in l969
Salon, October 25, 2012
At 6:30 PM on October 25th, the Salmagundi Club of New York will welcome St. Louis author/artist R.H. Dick, for a presentation and signing of his book, Utrillo's Children: A Memoir of Paris in l969. The program will begin with a brief documentary film about the memoir by photographer and publisher, William Mathis.
Central to the memoir is view of Paris from below. This is strong stuff about painting, sculpting and making art of a Paris not found in the Michelin Guide. Here is the artist painting the homeless, the world of prostitution, brothels, pimps and voyeurism. Here are descriptions of life under bridges, of the failed, of ex-pats, multiple identities, and survivors of the Nazi occupation of Paris.
Utrillo's Children is seen as a fitting sequel to Ernest Hemingway's Moveable Feast, and is a vigorous addition to the growing body of literature on the l960's.