Blick vs. Eakins


Now that we at Artblog told you about the bargains at the new art supply store in town–Blick Art Supply (see post)–we will also share with you why some people are angry with the place.

It seems the building that Blick has occupied has Thomas Eakins’ old studio at the top, and in moving in, Blick removed a plaque explaining this–according to a post signed CA Conrad at PhillySound blog. The post is one of those wonderful bloggy expressions of outrage at the insensitive yahoo world of business in a constantly changing world. It’s also still another chapter in the saga of poor old Tommy Eakins being unable to get any respect. And Eakins is the perfect metaphor for all frustrated artists everywhere.


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