THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
THE COURBET WING
The Madame Mamie Collection
Madame Mamie (real name unknown) ran a house of ill repute for many years in the suburbs of Paris where Togo spent much of his time living in its meager attic apartment and acting as security guard for the establishment. He carried a baseball bat and a gun and sometimes was called upon to use either or both. In exchange for his services he enjoyed room and board and other "amenities," but, best of all, he was able to utilize the working girls as models for his art. It was here he fell in love with Roberta who is seen in many of his works. That relationship ended tragically in 1979 when a pregnant Roberta "fell" in front of an oncoming subway train while Togo was visiting a friend in Berlin.
When her bordello was quickly closed down permanently by police, Madame Mamie collected Togo's pictures left behind by the girls and moved to Nice where she bought a beautiful townhouse and decorated the walls with Togo's works. A few years ago, while blind and in her 80's, Madame Mamie wanted her collection to have a proper home here at Le Muse'e d'Art Du Togo Love. When Togo heard that, he promised to travel to her home to thank her for her contribution, but, she died from a stroke before their reunion.
340. One wonders what they see in her. 36x30 in. $3000
421. Some veteran museum-goers regard Le Muse'e as a breath of fresh air. 38x36 in. $3000
444. Meet Jemima the highly-spirited manager of the museum's gift shop. 17x18 in. $3000
278. The moment the Countess bequeathed the once lost masterpiece to the museum, all Hell nearly broke loose! 32x28 in.
347. Recollections of the past often produce reflec-tions of the present. 32x26 in. $3000
348. Some art works have become "must see" viewings for newlyweds. 32x28 in. $3000
350. Art moves in mysterious ways. 15x17 in.
355. Even the greatest of historians has a favorite in the museum. 40x30 in. $3500
354. It is important that Art should influence today's youth. 28x18 in. $3000
457. Auntie John feels totally at ease inside Le Muse'e. 24x12 in. $3500
395. Museum guide Katrina can sell ice to Eskimos. 36x28 in. $3000
356. A recent acquisition finds a new home in the Hall Of Lost Souls.
26x22 in. $3000
357. The museum is an ardent supporter of animals' rights. 44x24 in. $3500
330. Expectation was the greatest impediment in her life. 32x26 in. $3000
361. Sometimes Mindy imagines herself within the picture. 20x18 in. $3000
365. As long as a photog-rapher is present, Beth isn't afraid to express her love for Art. 25x15 in.
366. Tour guides must keep visitors fully enthralled or else further training is advised. 26x20 in. $3000
367. After a grueling 5 years search the boys had finally found their mother. 34x26 in.
368. The museum's em-ployees are encouraged to exercise while on duty.
36x28 in. $3000
313. The museum challenges rare individuals with dangerous over-stimulated imaginations. 14x11 in. $2500
188. Who is to say if Renee is guilty or not? 24x36 in. $3000
237. Some nights are best spent alone. 14x18 in. $3000
285. Louisa often sought to make her receptionist's job more interesting. 28x24 in. $3000
376. Tony's mother Adrianna blamed his sui-cide on the pressures of contemporary society upon young people. 32x22 in. $3000
377. Devotees come from all over the world to Celebrate the Feast Of The Immaculate Conception.
36x26 in. $4000
382. Here a visitor becomes one with nature while still indoors. 28x26 in. $3500
383. The museum is sympathetic to a wide array of religious rites. 34x26 in. $3000
385. It's complicated.
46x28 in. $3500
315. Mon Dieu! Qu'est-ce le Hall Of Temptation? 36x26 in. $3000
386. Once frowned upon by staff psychiatrists tour guides are now required to shock and offend the uninitiated. 28x26 in. $3500
418. She remembers only clear skies. 40x28 in. $4000
283. Mademoiselle Chenille is known to deliver spontaneous lectures at the museum 30x30 in. $4000
167. Enigma's real name is Mary Beth Parkington. 18x16 in. $3000
321. Art teachers are most con-founded by the museum's greatest treasures. 20x26 in. $3000
404. Caitlin never knew her sister. 30x30 in. $3000
406. WARNING: If exper-iencing a psychotic attack, seek medical help immediately! 38x28 in.
398. It's comforting to know that the old girl is still running. 34x28 in. $4000
413. Le Muse'e champions the spirit of self-glorification.
34x22 in. $3500
335. Sometimes a white wall is just a white wall.
26x20 in. $2500
414. Many portraits of the great author exist, but none like that created by the Maestro. 20x16 in. $3500
280. Father Jeremy loved his afternoon jaunts to Le Muse'e. 26x22 in. $3000
416. Installation days are filled with back breaking work and stern dedication. 17x9 in. $1500
417. The Maestro's works have emboldened countless amateurs. 30x30 in. $3000
282. Ellie was never afraid to participate. 28x22 in. $3000
201. As the new Associate Curator of Digital Painting, Muriel far exceeded expectations. 17x14 in. $3000
407. No matter how many times one visits the museum there is always something new to discover. 26x32 in. $3000
379. The museum's program for the blind is beyond comparison. 18x12 in. $2500
380. There are some museum-goers who refuse to accept reality.
26x36 in. $3500
401. Formerly an officer in a Siberian labor camp, Olga is now a liberated model. 17x14 in. $3000
314. One couple arrived 3 days early for an exhibition and demanded to stay until the opening. 14x14 in. $3000
387. Proving authenticity of a work demands intense examination. 26x24 in. $3000
216. Jessie was most homesick for the places she had never known. 16x14 in. $3500
399. Discovered recently in an attic in Dublin,
"Our Lady Of The Fields" was then donated to the museum by Mr.X. 19x17 in. $3000
338. Here is a student who has arrived at the fork in the road. 14x10 in. $3000