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Ensor at the Getty

James Ensor, “The Pisser” 1887

Tucked into the current Getty exhibition of James Ensor’s works is his small etching from 1887 entitled “The Pisser,” depicting a gentleman in a top hat seen from the back doing, well, his business against an outside wall.  Not a particularly unusual sight in 19th century France, but what makes this print noteworthy is the scrawled graffiti on the wall, “Ensor est un Fou” (“Ensor is a Madman”). [Read more and comment…]

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