LA FAUNE DE PARIS, René Marcil, mixed media on paper. signed and dated ‘89

h: 43.5 x w: 29.5 in / h: 110 x w: 75 cm

” Nana’s body was covered with fine hair, reddish down which turned her skin into velvet ... She was the Golden Beast, as blind as brute force, whose very odour corrupted the world.”

From Nana, by Émile Zola