Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Clownish Egg Heads

Faces flanking Bulf's are grade-A eggheads and cream of clowntown--each is the face of a real clown. The wigs go on last as Bult finishes a head from a sketch on the far right. Never a clown himself, Bult used to be a professional magician.
      The drollest collection of painted eggs in the world probably belongs to Stan Bult, curator of a London museum. Bult’s hobby is living part-time in the world of circus clowns—a habit he got into as a boy when a troupe of friendly clowns lived next door. The faces he paints on his eggs are authentic copies of those belonging to members of the International Circus Clown Club. As secretary of the European division of the club Bult keeps a file of faces so that clowns can avoid copying each other. Each clown’s make-up is his professional, jealously guarded property.

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