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The black-hair-crowned picture of the Gipsy girl is not a traditional portrait. The girl’s face seems to come alive from the bushes or straight from the ground. In this large-size watercolour Gábor Dilinkó might pay homage to his love Ilona Szabó, nicknamed Kócoska after her disorderly hair. She and her four-month baby presumably from the artist were shot dead in Budapest during the fights around Corvin lane in 1956. With her eyes closed and her mouth locked up, she cannot speak up for herself.

Gipsy Girl

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