For the price of a train ticket

Oil on canvas 90 x 90 cm

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The famous French writer Albert Camus intended to return to Paris from his country house by train, and had bought his ticket. However, his publisher, Michel Gallimard, persuaded him to accept a lift in his Facel-Vega FV3B. After lunch, on 6 January 1960, the car collided with a tree on the RN5 between Sens and Fontainebleau. Camus and Gallimard were both killed, but Gallimard’s wife and daughter-in-law survived.