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Laetitia Casta
1999 - Watercolors and Correction Fluid on Paper

Another abstract painting named after a person. It must be a portrait, right? Here's what I wrote on the b-side...enjoy:

"If the end result of abstract art is to make everything in the world less personal (as it's broken down into its elements), then I say it's time to shake things up. Take this painting. An abstract-expression that ceases all connection to the physical world and becomes an object unto itself. That's fine, but look at how artists name them. Looks like damn serial numbers.

"Boooring! I say this painting needs a good name. Call yours whatever you want, but me, I'm going to name this one after my favorite supermodel, Laetitia Casta.

"I don't like paintings with "untitled" on them; especially abstract ones. There was once a very good reason for doing so, but, let's face it, it's no longer 1915 or 1920. See that date up on top? Hmm. Time for a few new ideas. Anyone familiar with my work knows how I rant about this, so I'll keep it simple and then open the floor up to debate. Don't worry, it's all perfectly healthy. Trust me. No one is about to lose their precious tenure. I've got connections."

Of course, it also needs to be said: the painting looks really good (just spray paint and Liquid Paper), and Laetitia Casta is the greatest thing since sliced bread. She's just like buttah.