Again, I analyze art found in a movie that has a character named Viggo in it.
I know, I know, different spelling, but I couldn’t resist. Anyway, in my first entry dedicated to the movie, I wrote that I thought I saw a Henri Toulouse-Lautrec. Now that I own this film, I waved my snipping wand and…
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After some searching, I found my first impression correct. It’s “Private Room in the ‘Le Rat Mort'” by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec.
Did this painting intend to act as a reference to John Leguizamo’s role as the artist in Moulin Rouge? The version I have does not contain a director’s commentary, so I don’t know if the filmmakers named the painting and gave the reason behind its inclusion.
Lastly, it’s implied that Viggo had a whole collection before Wick torched it into nonexistence.
I wonder what kind of art theft ring he ran.