“Noa Noa” by Paul Gauguin
We interrupt Gary’s boring chronicle of house portraits for some BREAKING ART NEWS: In 1891 Paul Gauguin, a relatively unknown French painter, abandoned his family, and his career as a successful stockbroker, to move to Tahiti and take up painting full time. “Noa Noa”, chronicles this South Seas experience and the development of his original and influential painting style. Archivists at the University of Tahiti in Papeete have just uncovered what they believe to be a missing and previously unknown chapter from the French artist’s journal. This new chapter describes time spent with a Canadian painter on the isle of Moorea that was instrumental in his artistic development. That artist, of course, was GNAY. If this is true, the course of art history will be altered inexorably for all time!