Sources

This section lists some sources for titles of Pauline Boty’s paintings. In future we plan to also add information on the content she included, such as the names of individuals featured in the works.

Monica Vitti with Heart, 1963, oil on canvas

UNTITLED [AFTER DELAUNEY], c.1960
Sonia Delaunay (November 14, 1885 – December 5, 1979) was a Ukrainian-born French artist, who spent most of her working life in Paris and, with her husband Robert Delaunay and others, cofounded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colors and geometric shapes.
Wikipedia entry here [link]

GERSHWIN, 1961
George Gershwin (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an American composer and pianist. Among his best-known works are Rhapsody in Blue (1924), An American in Paris (1928), I Got Rhythm (1930), and the opera Porgy and Bess (1935) which spawned the hit Summertime.
Wikipedia entry here [link]

EPITAPH TO SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE, 1962
Something’s Got to Give is an unfinished 1962 American feature film, directed by George Cukor for 20th Century Fox and starring Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin and Cyd Charisse. Monroe was fired from the production on June 8, 1962 and after her death on August 5, 1962 the project was abandoned.
Wikipedia entry here [link]

WITH LOVE TO JEAN-PAUL BELMONDO, 1962
Jean-Paul Belmondo (born 9 April 1933) is a French actor initially associated with the New Wave of the 1960s and one of the biggest French film stars of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. His best known credits include Breathless (1960).
Wikipedia entry here [link]

MONICA VITTI WITH HEART, 1963
Monica Vitti (born 3 November 1931) is an Italian actress best known for her starring roles in films directed by Michelangelo Antonioni during the early 1960s including L’Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961) and L’Eclisse (1962).
Wikipedia entry here [link]

MY COLOURING BOOK, 1963
My Coloring Book was written by Fred Ebb and John Kander and was first recorded and released by Barbra Streisand on November 23, 1962. Other contemporary versions included those by Kitty Allen [November 1962], Connie Dee [December 1962], Marilyn Lee [January 1963], Brenda Lee [ February 1963], Skeeter Davis [March 1963] and Julie London [June 1963]
Barbra Streisand’s first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on December 16, 1962 [link]

5-4-3-2-1
5-4-3-2-1 is a song by Manfred Mann released on 10 January 1964. It peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart thanks to weekly television exposure from being the theme tune for Ready Steady Go! which was a British music TV programme from ITV broadcast every Friday evening from 9 August 1963 until 23 December 1966. Pauline Boty and Derek Boshier were regular dancers on the programme. The woman portrayed in the painting bears a striking resemblance to presenter Cathy McGowan.
Wikipedia entry for 5-4-3-2-1 here [link]
Wikipedia entry for Ready Steady Go here [link]
Wikipedia entry for Cathy McGowan here [link]

PORTRAIT OF DEREK MARLOWE WITH UNKNOWN LADIES, 1963
Derek William Mario Marlowe (21 May 1938 – 14 November 1996) was an English playwright, novelist, screenwriter and painter.
Wikipedia entry here [link]

CELIA WITH SOME OF HER HEROES, 1963
Celia Birtwell, CBE (born 1941), is a British textile designer and fashion designer known for her distinctive bold, romantic and feminine designs. She was a friend and flatmate of Pauline Boty.
Wikipedia entry here [link]

CUBA SI, 1963
¡Cuba Sí! is a 1961 documentart film by Chris Marker made to celebrate the second anniversary of the end of the Cuban Revolution on 1 January 1959. it ends with the Bay of Pigs fiasco that took place in April 1961 during the cutting of the film. The anti-American tone caused the French government to ban the film until 1963.

BIG JIM COLOSIMO, 1963
Vincenzo Colosimo February 16, 1878 – May 11, 1920), known as James “Big Jim” Colosimo or as “Diamond Jim”, was an Italian-American Mafia crime boss who emigrated from Calabria, Italy, in 1895, and built a criminal empire in Chicago based on prostitution, gambling, and racketeering.
Wikipedia entry here [link]

SCANDAL ’63, c.1963
The title of this presumed lost work refers to the Profumo affair, a British political scandal that originated with a sexual relationship in 1961, between John Profumo, the Secretary of State for War in Harold Macmillan’s Conservative government, and 19-year-old Christine Keeler.
Wikipedia entry here [link]

JULY 26
The title of this presumed lost work refers to the 26th of July Movement, a Cuban vanguard revolutionary organisation and later political party led by Fidel Castro. The movement’s name commemorates its 26th July 1953 attack on the army barracks on Santiago de Cuba in an attempt to start the overthrowing of the dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Wikipedia entry here [link]