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01/08/2008

Gainsbourg's house : 5 bis rue de Verneuil, Paris


This is a series of 4 "close-ups" on graffiti (permanently) left the wall of Serge Gainsbourg's house on the rue de Verneuil in Paris. Serge Gainsbourg (1928-1991) was a French poet, singer-songwriter, actor and director. If you don't know him, you have at least probably already heard about one or several of these songs "Je t'aime...moi non plus", "Les Sucettes", "Poupée de cire, poupée de son" , "Comment Te Dire Adieu".








If you want to know more or hear more you can refer this BBC page.
In 2005, the album Monsieur Gainsbourg Revisited was released by Virgin Records. The album consisted of specially-recorded English-language cover versions of Gainsbourg's songs, recorded by artists as diverse as Franz Ferdinand, portishead, Placebo and Michael Stipe.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

At the beginning of April 2009, we noticed that the wall had been completely repainted in a neutral colour. Two days later, all the garffiti was back. Colourful, but no longer original!