“In Praise of Being Drunk (poem by Baudelaire),” drink coaster by Dumas, Cafe Schiller Amsterdam, NL, 1992.

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Marlene Dumas, In Praise of Being Drunk, Drink Coaster, Cafe Schiller Amsterdam, 1992

Size: 4.25 x 4.25 Inches

From the Baudelaire poem “Be Drunk”

“You have to be always drunk. That’s all there is to it—it’s the only way. So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks your back and bends you to the earth, you have to be continually drunk. But on what? Wine, poetry or virtue, as you wish. But be drunk.”

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