Portrait based on my favorite photograph of one of my favorite people, my lovely friend Tosh Berman, publisher of TamTam Books (Boris Vian, Serge Gainsbourg, Guy Debord, Jacques Mesrine) and writer. His father Wallace Berman took this sensational image when Tosh was a little boy. Wallace Berman’s personal motto was “Art is love is god,” which I wrote on the side of the table. After the ink dried, only “love” seems to be legible.
Baby Berman by Wallace Berman. Taken in 1961.
Anita Pallenberg (The Black Queen in Barbarella)
Annu Mari in Seijun Suzuki’s Branded To Kill
Marie Laforet in Claude Chabrol’s film BLUE PANTHER