This is another of my shabby photos from 1983, taken at the corner of rue de Seine and rue Jacques Callot. It shows the restaurant La Palette and a bit of the outside of Galerie Lara Vincy when the artist Ben (Ben Vautier) covered the outside of the gallery with colored writing for his Boîtes et Idées exhibition.
Here’s a close-up of one part of the writing. The right side got cut off, but the very top three lines read:
il faut oser etre soi meme
et celui ci c’est du sous – ?
(écrit avec une intention)
I had another photo that showed more of the writing, but it’s been lost to Time. If you want to see what the outside of the gallery looked like, I was able to find a photo online. Here’s a link.