Claude Rigo Gavriloff,
a passionate and fascinating man, breeds and trains falcons. At
that time, he was the hawking worldchampion for his high-flying
He wanted his pointer, his peregrine falcon and all his falconry
equipment to appear in this painting.
You can see how the dog and the falcon are excited
and impatient to go outside. . To them, when all the equipment was
laid out on the armchair, it meant pleasure and immediate departure.
"Feed-back", the falcon, was, alas, shot down by a dove
breeder a few days before I finished the painting.
Each book in this bookcase
has a meaningful title. On one of them, I remind Claude that he
owes me a puppy from his bitch, who had such a good nose that I
once saw her pointing a fly in the garden.
The highest shelf of a bookcase is called "the hell".
It's here that you hide the books not meant for children. I had
fun dissimulating a few classical hot authors like Anaïs Nin.