On a warm Tuesday evening at the ARTBOOK @ Paper Chaseshowroom in Hollywood, the Paris-based biographer Gilles Verlantwaxed poetic about the life and times of the legendary French chanteur, actor and director Serge Gainsbourg. Joining Verlant wereTamTam Books publisher Tosh Berman and translator Paul Knobloch. Tuesday's event was a celebration of Verlant's newly translated Gainsbourg biography. The panel kept the standing-room-only crowd riveted with stories and anecdotes about the late, great pop icon—the French Cole Porter. In putting together this biography, Verlant spent hundreds of hours interviewing Gainsbourg himself, as well as his relatives, and, of course, his many lovers—including Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot.
Translator Paul Knobloch with publisher Tosh Berman and author Gilles Verlant.
Aperture’s Leslie Martin with Ice Plant’s Mike Slack.
Jane Brown and Maripol.
Mikie Shioya and Japanese journalist Kiichiro Yanashita.
Paris Photo organizers Jean-Christophe Harel and Julien Frydman.