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Lucia Bosè (1931–2020) was once known as “the Most Beautiful Woman in the World” after winning the Miss Italy contest in 1947. She became an actress, most famous for Antonioni’s Story of a Love Affair (1950) and The Lady Without Camelias (1953), as well as films by Fellini, Cocteau, and Buñuel. She retired from acting for a bit after marrying a famous bullfighter in the 50s, who was friends with Picasso and Hemingway. When I read the sad news that she died of the coronavirus in Seville, Spain, I set to work immediately in my quarantined Connecticut studio to pay homage to her luminous beauty.
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Issue No. 53
July 18, 2020
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Issue No. 53
July 18, 2020