gérôme at the getty

Jean-Léon Gérôme (May 11, 1824 – January 10, 1904) was a French painter and sculptor in the style now known as Academicism. The range of his oeuvre included historical painting, Greek mythology, Orientalism, portraits and other subjects, bringing the Academic painting tradition to an artistic climax.

"the Cockfight" 1846

"Napoleon and the Sphinx" 1862
It was long presumed that Napoleon Bonaparte was responsible for blowing off the Sphinx's nose with canon fire. However, there are sketches of the Sphinx missing a nose that date back from before Napoleon's time.

sorry for the blur. photography is not permitted, and I got in trouble for each of these shots.

Nana was there!

oil money well spent

the getty "backstage"

then Nils Kock gave a impromptu lecture on the many other students of Ecole des Beaux-Arts.

do you have world cup fever? I don't really...
but, go Holland!

then the acid really started to kick in, and I had to get outa there...

endless hieroglyphic corridors!

french painters are ok, but I prefer german sculptors.

way to go B.P...

checked out Dj O~raj at the AC lounge on Pico.

but really, we went for Christine Renee

 good night.