Bas Jan Ader

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When I saw this, I immediately thought of a song by one of my favorite artists. Ne Me Quitte Pas (Please Don’t Leave Me) by Regina Spektor, gives me a lot of the same vibe that I’m getting from this photograph. It’s a plea for someone not to leave them, but it’s dramatic and potentially a little playful. I think it’s fun to imagine what would happen after this photograph – if someone’s significant other came home to see this painted on the walls.

“And down on Lexington they walk in new shoes stuck to aging feet
And close their eyes and open
And not recognize the aging street
And think about how the things were right
When they were young and veins were tight
And if you are the ghost of Christmas past
Then won’t you stay the night?

Ne me quitte pas, mon cher
Ne me quitte pas, ah ah ah
Ne me quitte pas, mon cher
Ne me quitte pas”

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