Parisian Beatnik Boris Vian

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.

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Portrait of Vian by Brénot.

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I especially love this photo of a typical underground nightclub:

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Bison Ravi, Baron Visi or Brisavion (anagrams of his name).

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