I trust that perspicacious polymaths, students of the art and its history, and others in the know got my little reference the other day:
A Craig Ferguson is fond of saying, "Made meself laugh, and that's half the battle."
(If you're curious about the Red Ceiling, start here or Google "Eggleston Red Ceiling." It's one of the few photographs with its own Wikipedia page, although the page is unfortunately just what Wikipedia calls a "stub.")
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A book of interest today:
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Kevin Purcell (partial comment): "For your next trick 'Boy carrying large bottle of Cola,' perhaps?"
Mike replies: Heh. Good idea. Nobody can hold a candle to Ken Schles on this front, though....
Dan: "You're not going to believe me, but that is exactly what I thought you were referencing when I saw your post the other day—glad to see confirmation!"
Jeff Glass: "What I find intriguing is that just about every web site that has the Eggleston light bulb and red ceiling has the ceiling a different shade of red. Often very different. Just compare your post and the one you linked to, which actually discusses the significance of the red shade vs. a Matisse. Reminds we are not looking at the Eggleston or the Matisse but at a (somewhat) arbitrary and inaccurate symbol of them."
Murray Lord: "I just thought 'why on earth would anyone have taken that photo, let alone put it on public display....'"
Mike replies: Murray, what Jeff said. Have you ever seen it? Seeing a miniaturized JPEG is not seeing the photograph.
Robert Roaldi: "Went way over my head."
larry dudley: "Over my head too!"
Mike replies: Brings up an interesting point about TOP: Not everything is for everybody. For instance, when I write about view cameras, I suspect it's of interest to no more than maybe 4% of the audience. But every 4% needs love....
Jim Dobbins: "Made my morning."