Feliks Topolski: artist notes on 'Memoir of the Century' - 23 Berlin
Western Europe - a continuation of the sequence broken off at the Berlin Wall: West Germany with its Oktoberfest undying spirit of Nazism; de Gaulle's 'majesty' and the conceits of Madame Chanel and of the Riviera chic; Pope John XXIII in earthbound glory of La Chiesa Cattolica - but the heavenward flight of contemporary martyrs Feltrinelli and Pasolini.
Europe contains Great Britain in decline: its ceremonial Monarchy in old age mounting a parade horse from high steps, but, in Sabine-biological compensation, its women flower and perform.

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