In Constant's own words: 'Ode à l’Odéon was my first painting after New Babylon. In 1968 there was the student uprising in Paris, where the Odéon theater was occupied. I was in Paris then, by chance on the Rue de l’Odéon. I saw it all from close by.'
Ref: 'Constant' by Linda Boersma, BOMB 91/Spring 2005/ART