CHRISTOS CARAS The Mourners 1964 - x +
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CN: CarC1964mour

MT: ink on paper (29x40)

TX: signed with fountain pen at lower right of picture in Greek <Christos Caras 64>

PR: Mr. Kimon Friar - 1993

CM: Kimon Friar had seen ink drawings by Christos Caras at exhibitions of the early 1960s, and liked them very much. At that time he was writing a short story that referred to the death of a young man. Finding Caras' art appropriate to his style of writing, Friar asked the painter to illustrate his short story, which was to be published in Kostas Tachtsis' magazine under the name 'The Other in Art'. In his text Friar was specific about the young man's costume, indeed stressing the shoes he wore had a bicolour scheme of black-and-white, as befitted fanciful youth. Thus the young man stood out from the crowd, and Caras made sure for his shoes to appear, even when he covered his dead body with flowers.

[Megakles Rogakos 10/2008]

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