Fantômas is back!

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Fantômas is back!

A mysterious masked man using the pseudonym “Fantômas” has been mimicking a fictional 20th century master of disguise to drop toe sculptures in art galleries in Edinburgh...

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Fantômas is back!

A mysterious masked man using the pseudonym "Fantômas" has been mimicking a fictional 20th century master of disguise to drop toe sculptures in art galleries in Edinburgh, Scotland. Sporting a white suit, waistcoat, bow-tie and a top hat, the masked man has been breaking gallery rules, sticking life-sized toe art on the walls of some of the city’s best-known cultural venues. He also leaves behind a hand-written calling card bearing the name "Fantômas," the title of an infamous villain from a series of 32 pre-World War One French thrillers written by Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain. The motives of the man remain a riddle.

to mimic/imiter – disguise/déguisement, travestissement - to drop/ici, déposer – toe/orteil – art/ici, œuvre d'art - to sport/arborer, porter – suit/costume – waistcoat/gilet - bow tie/nœud papillon - to stick, stuck, stuck/coller, accrocher - life-sized/grandeur nature – venue/lieu (public) - calling card (US) = visiting card (GB)/carte de visite – infamous/tristement célèbre – villain/méchant, scélérat – thriller/ roman à suspense – riddle/énigme

Publié le 4/03/2016

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