Another graffiti hot spot in Paris
Serge Gainsbourg (1928– 1991) was one of France’s most notable singer/songwriters. The façade of his house — 5 bis, rue de Verneuil — remains a vibrant graffiti hot spot 21 years after his death. He is buried in Montparnasse cemetery.
An exclusive tour of Gainsbourg’s retreat
In an exclusive interview by Lisa Robinson for Vanity Fair, Gainsbourg’s daughter, Charlotte, discusses in detail the history, contents and future of the house:
Sixteen years after Serge Gainsbourg’s death, his small, graffiti-covered Paris house is almost exactly as he left it—crammed with mementos of his poetic, nicotine-and-alcohol-fueled, sometimes scandalous life as France’s most adored singer-songwriter, lover of Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot, and friend to countless taxi drivers and policemen. His daughter, the singer and movie star Charlotte Gainsbourg, gives V.F. an exclusive tour of the idol’s retreat. Continue reading »
from Vanity Fair, “The Secret World of Serge Gainsbourg”, November 2007