The Schiele piece I was inspired by.
Egon Schiele, Self-Portrait 1912
Left to right: old man, Joe B. Mauldin, waitress, Vi Petty, Jerry Allison, and Buddy Holly at the Old George Hotel in Salisbury, England, March 22 1958.
Found this baby on ebay!
Old Man, by Gerhard Richter.
Lee Remick in Anatomy of Murder (1959)
Vladimir Nabokov’s notecards for Lolita.
As the author told us in 1967, “[My wife] presided as adviser and judge over the making of my first fiction in the early twenties. I have read to her all my stories and novels at least twice; and she has reread them all when typing them and correcting proofs and checking translations into several languages. One day in 1950, at Ithaca, New York, she was responsible for stopping me and urging delay and second thoughts as, beset with technical difficulties and doubts, I was carrying the first chapters of Lolita to the garden incinerator.”