Thursday, 28 November 2019

What Remains of Gainsbourg?


No, this isn't a post about Serge Gainsbourg's grave, although we have visited it.

Poster for Gainsbourg for Kids, Tours.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

It's more of a musing on what the heck can be left of his oeuvre after you've sanitised it for children. Remove all the overtly sexual references and the swear words and what remains? And what about the smoking and drinking?!

And I'm somewhat disturbed to see that the poster artist has highlighted his resemblance to Charles VIII. Not sure what I should make of that! Perhaps it was an attempt to make him more locally relevant?...

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