Notes by Bill Calhoun

March 10, 2013

Alphonse and Gaston

Click for Larger ViewI once went to dinner with Emily's grand-parents, rest their souls.  In the middle of a chaotic meal, Emily's grandmother called to the waiter "Alphonse, Alphonse!" which seemed unlikely to be anyone's name in this Brooklyn Italian restaurant.  Only much later did I realize that her mind, in searching for "Garçon," had stumbled across the names of a pair of cartoon characters from her youth.

Alphonse and Gaston, 2013, oil on canvas, 16" x 20"

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