Boris Vian (1920-1959), jazz musician, writer, painter, sculptor, all around cool Bohemian lived and played in the Paris underground in the 1950’s. He hung around Miles Davis, Juliette Gréco, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jacques Tati and many other artist and musicians of that period. His play J’irai cracher sur vos tombes is his most well known work, he also wrote a popular song in-titled “Fais-moi mal Johnny”
He died very young of a heart attack.
Portrait of Vian by Brénot.
I especially love this photo of a typical underground nightclub:
Bison Ravi, Baron Visi or Brisavion (anagrams of his name).
I am Boris Vian’s English publisher, and I enjoyed your images on this blog.