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My Visit with Balthus

My Visit with Balthus

The New Yorker - Judith Thurman

Balthus, born Balthasar Klossowski, in 1908, was sixty-two when we met, some forty years ago. I had never known a great artist, and he looked the part, especially in paint-splattered trousers and a rakish silk scarf. His manners were lordly, and his languid speech caressed the French language even …

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