of Bulgar Finn
by Anne Marie Huibregtse
Around 1975 a sign appeared on
the ship, saying 'Bulgarian Women's Club'. This was the
prelude to a new passion of Viktor's. He imagined that
his family originated from a remote area in Eastern
Europe. Maps and encyclopedias were consulted and the
New York son of immigrants with his lively imagination
conjured up a past, which made his straight descent
from the old Bulgarians crystal clear.
From that moment on he called
himself Bulgar Finn and most people have known him
under the name of Bulgar.
Bulgar made less Ikons and also the number of Logbook pages decreased.
Everything became art
Art and life coincided for Viktor IV.
Everything Viktor could lay his hands on or crossed his path was either painted, decorated or transformed and was given a new life amongst his bizarre menage. This included also animals and constantly varying young women who got mixed up with him on his boat.
They got a number or a new name. Viktor's Danish wife, Elisabeth Munck, who contributed enormously to his work, was renamed Ina.
|Ref.: Viktor IV. Ad Petersen & Ina Munck. Ed. Meulenhoff/Landshoff & The Second Quality Construction Company 1988|