Here is Soutine as seen by his friend and mentor Amedeo Modigliani. As you can see Chaim has a drink on the table and looks quite askew. Although the drink is tiny, I think it is fair to assume that both the artist and the model were sloshed. Their drunken binges were legendary and one of Modigliani’s four portraits of Soutine was painted on a hall door in their apartment building. Tragically, they both lost their damage deposits.


May 27, 2015

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