Gustav Klimt, wearing his painter’s coat in front of his studio, holding one of his cats.

This is the first in a three-part series of stories in ISSUE magazine that focus on notable artists who died in 1918 as a result of the Spanish flu pandemic. Sure, I admit that the flu is just a reason to do a couple of pieces about interesting artists (and three constitutes a seres, so there’s that).

Another driving force was the upcoming Egon Schiele show at Galerie St. Etienne in New York which I plan to review in the December ISSUE. He also died in 1918 of the flu.

Apollinaire is next.

To see the print version, click the image below.


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