Tuesday, April 28, 2009
My Dada, Jack the Ripper
The Guardian has a story about Kurt Schwitters, a Dadaist in the early 20th century. One of his pieces of art depicted Prince Albert Victor in satirical fashion. A passage from the story reads:
In the Sprengel Museum in Hanover, there is a cheekily doctored portrait of King Edward's eldest son, Prince Albert Victor. Half of his mustachioed face has been blacked out, and a razor blade has been glued across his chest in a reference to the (discredited) claims that the prince was Jack the Ripper. It looks like a piece of pop art, not unlike the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper LP, and so the date comes as a shock: 1947. A scrawl explains that this used to be a portrait of HRH, adding: "Now it is a Merz picture. Sorry!"

What's interesting is that this story alludes to Eddy being a suspect in the Ripper killings back in the 40s, whereas a lot of people think the full-fledged interest in him as a suspect began with Dr. Stowell and Colin Wilson in the 70s.
posted by Lavaughn Towell @ 11:59 AM | 0 comments


Post a Comment

<< Home

Thomas Neill Cream
Thomas Griffiths Wainewright
Frederick Deeming
The Bravo Case
Madeleine Smith
Constance Kent
William Palmer
My Ripper Inventory
Ripper Notes
Hollywood Ripper
Jack the Ripper Forum
Archives: Jack the Ripper
The Whitechapel Society
Largest German Jack the Ripper Site
The Victorian Web
Victorian Dictionary
Victoria Research Web

The Final Solution by Walter Harmidarow
Powered by Blogger
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 License