Wednesday, June 22, 2011


A detail of Balthus’s smock, scanned and reproduced by the artist Katerina Jebb.

" Balthus always painted in the smock, using it like a cloth to wipe his brushes clean. It was never washed and, over 60 odd years, it accumulated layer upon layer of pigment, becoming an artwork in itself. "

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