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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Keeping Beauford's Tombstone Beautiful

Since the laying of Beauford's tombstone during the summer of 2010, I have visited Thiais Cemetery many times.

My most poignant experiences there took place in the company of others:

During the graveside ceremony that celebrated the laying of the stone in October 2010

Graveside ceremony
© Discover Paris!

and when I took playwright Silver Wainhouse to the gravesite in 2017.

Silver Wainhouse at Beauford's Gravesite
© Discover Paris!

I also proudly visited Beauford's grave in 2014, the year that Thiais Cemetery added his gravesite to its celebrity list.

Map of Thiais Cemetery and list of most visited graves

This year (2020) marks the 10th anniversary of the laying of the stone!

Through the generous donations of individuals, Les Amis de Beauford Delaney has paid for the upkeep of Beauford's tombstone. These funds have been almost completely depleted.

So today, I'm asking for your help to keep Beauford's grave pristine - to keep it in a condition that reflects his inestimable contributions to the art world and to humanity.

The annual maintenance fee for the tombstone has increased 15% over the last 10 years. In 2020, the cost is 140,92€.

Les Amis seeks to raise enough money to cover the maintenance fees for the next ten years. To allow for inflation, our target is 1650€.

We'd like to raise this amount by March 26, 2020, the 41st anniversary of Beauford's death.

Please give to support this cause by clicking on the donate button below!

Thanks in advance for your support!

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