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RAWHAJPOUTACHAH

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, catch a feline by the toe

Avid readers of Belgian comics, and fans of Tintin, will get this allusion to HergĂ©. The title of the sculpture takes its name from the kind fakir that Tintin (visiting the Maharajah of Rawajpoutalah) meets at the beginning of the ‘The Blue Lotus’. They will all remember the sensitivity of the fakir sitting on a sofa and asking to have a bed of nails instead, where he would feel more comfortable.

I’m sorry
If I get carried away sometimes

 

And now it is Philippe Geluck’s turn to take us to foreign and mysterious lands, with his own personal interpretation of the fakir. Because, after all, the theme is straight out of the cartoonist’s playbook: lightness and weight … that’s what Le Cat is.

 

— Philippe Geluck on stage —