Thomas E. Link (NC), L'esprit de l'escalier
acrylic on canvas, signed on one side, gallery wrapped canvas.
48.25 x 60 in.
The title, which translates to "The Spirit of the Staircase," refers to a remark by the French philosopher Denis Diderot that one comes up with the perfect reply only too late, once you have already reached the bottom of the stairs.
Private Collection, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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