For Balthus’s Birthday

Painting by Balthus: The Week with Four Thursdays (1949)

NO BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS. BEGIN: BALTHUS IS A PAINTER OF WHOM NOTHING IS KNOWN. NOW LET US LOOK AT THE PICTURES. REGARDS. B.

– Telegram sent by Balthus to the Tate Gallery as it prepared for its 1968 retrospective of his works

Painting by Balthus: The Week with Four Thursdays (1949)

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