Sunday, March 6, 2011
One of the more compelling art urban legends I've heard is that there is ONE ARTIST who developed and mastered the dewy rose/ballet shoe/reflective piano surface stock photos that dot the walls of TCBYs and sub-par falafelries of our nation.
It is his work we see each time.
My friend Vanessa dropped this knowledge on me one memorable night at Zorba's 24-hour diner in Chicago's Greektown--the selfsame diner which appeared in Ice-T's expose on prostitution, Pimps Up Hoes Down--that featured an impressive collection of work in the stock rose genre.
I have chosen to refrain researching this hypothesis in any meaningful way because, simply, I WANT TO BELIEVE.