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My neighborhood eyeglasses emporium, a hole-in-the-wall on Penn’s Campus called the Modern Eye, snapped me to attention yesterday when I went in to have my glasses repaired (oh, I stepped on them).

There was this nice painting, looking about 30 inches square, that included some specs (shown). Who done it, I done asked, and they said, Mitchell Gillette. Hey, I know that guy’s work. And then I looked some more, and there hung some enormous, more typical paintings of his–very surreal–and all I could think was, if this tiny, little shop could fit in these two 5-foot tall paintings, so could everyone else.

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