This is a watercolour painting, in the style popularized by Andy Warhol, taken from a photograph of James Joyce (1882-1941) in Paris in 1920 at the door of the famous bookshop, Shakespeare and Company on the Rue de lOdeon. owned by Joyce's friend, the American, Sylvia Beach. She was a patron and the first publisher of "Ulysses".
At this time, while constantly short of funds, Joyce had started to dress in a dandified fashion.
This original painting is based on that photograph.
January 10th, 2013
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