Casati continues to captivate…

…at 130. Italian Vogue has a tribute to Marchesa Casati, captured by Augustus John, above. Incidentally I’ll be off to London to stalk the ghosts of John, Casati and others in the coming days. Meanwhile, Jack Kerouac’s response to John’s portrait, from “The 74th Chorus”:

Marchesa Casati
Is a living doll
Pinned on my Frisco
Skid row wall

Her eyes are vast
Her skin is shiny
Blue veins
And wild red hair
Shoulders sweet & tiny

Love her
Love her
Sings the sea
In the Augustus John
de John



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