Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Djuna Barnes shows up in Midnight in Paris

Peggy Bacon would have been so pleased to see her pal Djuna Barnes featured in Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris. Now showing, the film opened May 11 in Cannes, of course.  Barnes (1892-1982), the American modernist writer, was part of Bacon’s Greenwich Village crowd, and figures in Bacon’s Off with Their Heads, published in 1934.

This drawing of Barnes was in our April show of Bacon's Drawings and Prints.