Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Walter Kuhn


Roberto, 1946.

...By the 1940s, Kuhn’s behavior began to take on unsound characteristics. He became increasingly distant, and when the Ringling Brothers Circus was in town, he attended night after night. (One gets the impression his religious attendance was more compulsive than eccentric; it's what first led those around him to suspect his slipping mind.) In 1948, he was institutionalized, and on July 13, 1949, he died suddenly from a perforated ulcer.

More on Walter Kuhn.

Clown and Drum.
If anyone knows the title of this one, send it over. That's not the title. Isn't it beautiful?
Chorus Captain, 1935.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. Iv had it since found in an abandoned house many years ago. Just a canvas print, but I've always wondered what was the story behind it.

http://s365.photobucket.com/albums/oo91/staticw478/?action=view&current=clowninablackwig.jpg

will keep an eye out for the title of the other one.