La Vie En Ronde

by Guidel Presume

Présumé used to send me paintings without titles, leaving me to invent my own. When I first received this one, I titled it "Panye Mystè." Afterward, Présumé told me that all his friends had all gotten a huge laugh out of that caption on the color copy I had sent him. "Panye Mystè," it seemed, meant something very specific, and this painting was definitely not a picture of whatever that thing was....

Madison Smartt Bell