Jacques Flechemuller

Boy Oh Boy, 2001

Jacques Flechemuller (French, born 1945), Boy Oh Boy, 2001, oil on board, 96 x 48 in. Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, 2001.5.

"The painting represents me at seven years old: 'First, I'm stealing books from the public library,' 'Second, I'm carrying bibles to infuriate my father, who was a communist.' 'Third, I'm selling the Old Testament, pretending they are new.' Only one of these propositions is true, but I don't remember which one. I'm getting old."— Jacques Flechemuller