I was sitting on the toilet a few minutes ago.
In our downstairs bathroom, we have an art gallery where we have 10 prints hanging on the walls. It’s my favorite room in our house. I spend a lot of time in there.
When you’re sitting on the toilet … right in front of you is this print by Tom J. Whitaker.
Right above it, there’s this one … probably my favorite…
Over on the far right, there’s a very large copy of this one ….
I was very lucky, and was able to buy it framed for $25.
Paul Sawyier is probably Kentucky’s most well known unknown artist. We have two of his prints in the bathroom.
Nearly all of his paintings are situated in Frankfort, Kentucky, where the capitol is located. When I was a law clerk at the Kentucky Supreme Court, and I had an office in the capitol building, I could wander the halls there and see many of Sawyier’s prints.
There was a gallery in Frankfort where you could buy the prints. I got several there, and in other places over the years. We probably have about a dozen of them now.
About two years ago, I got this one at Goodwill for $14.50, and it’s hanging in the bathroom.
So, this morning, I was in the bathroom, on the toilet, and the thought hit me.
In 1963, we lost JFK and not too long afterward ….we got The Beatles.
What do you think about that?
This was the first that I heard from them.
I didn’t like it then….still don’t.