“The Oscar”

Quoted in Richard Ellman’s Oscar Wilde:

I started as Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde. All but two of the five names have already been thrown overboard. Soon I shall discard another and be known simply as ‘The Wilde’ or ‘The Oscar.’

Thus anticipating his countrymen Bono and The Edge by nearly a century. Oscar was nothing if not ahead of his time.


Swinton as Casati

Tilda Swinton channels the early twentieth century Italian fashion legend and patron of the arts Marchesa Casati in the Winter ‘10 issue of Acme Paper Sweden. The poor Marchesa, after inspiring artists for nearly thirty years, amassed a debt of 25 million dollars and died in poverty.