“Walter Spies : An Exotic Life” Book Reading @ Gallery Smend, Cologne
A reading from “Walter Spies. An Exotic Life”, an initiative of the Thuringian Literature Council
Unfortunately, this event has been postponed to a later date in spring 2021. The exact details will be announced later.
Where : Gallery Smend, Cologne
When : 04 Nov 2020
Walter Spies, a free-spirited, highly talented painter and musician with a zest for life, hired as a sailor in 1923 and travelled via Java to Bali where he settled in 1927. Over the years he immersed in the culture and created extraordinary paintings, becoming a centre of attention for Balinese artists and Western celebrities alike, such as Charlie Chaplin and Vicky Baum who both visited him in his island paradise. The fascinating life of this high society drop-out is presented in a German biography for the first time.