The French poet, art critic, and translator of Edgar Allen Poe, Charles Baudelaire, is a key figure in the literature and process of modernity. His most famous writing is the poetry book »The Flowers of Evil« which was first published in 1857 and resulted in legal action because its content was considered scandalous. Baudelaire lived an unhappy life, constantly short of money and under the guardianship of his family. Economic success and artistic acknowledgement remained withheld during his lifetime. Since the age of 18 he suffered from syphillis which eventually lead to his premature death in 1867, at the age of 46. This ongoing series is a hommage to the poet who is often considered to be the prototype of a »poète maudit«, an accursed poet, one who is banned by a bourgeois society which is driven by an instrumental-rational ideology. Start: Spring 2011.