Alexander Averin

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Hard Times

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty Wills Wilde 1854-1900


martine said...

excellent poster, where is it?
thanks for sharing

Frances said...

Cait, I know that you already know what a library fan I am. It's grand to see that painting of an unusual view of NYC's fantastic 42nd Street Public Library.

With Mr Wilde's words in mind, I have been thumbing through the extremely huge September Vogue magazine that arrived in my mailbox yesterday. It is about 90% advertisements featuring what are supposed to be alluring photos of beautiful models in glamorous settings. Just about every one of these models is passionately holding on to a handbag, a very, very expensive handbag.

If folks are still around to ponder such matters years from now, they might ponder this handbag iconography, while comparing it to the seeming lack of library funding.

Curious, eh? xo

Cait O'Connor said...

Very wise words ever.

I found the picture on Google images Martine, thanks for calling by.

CAMILLA said...

Cait - what a wonderful poster of NY Public Library. I have been a Library borrower since I was at infant school when living in London, I would use the Westminster one. Cannot imagine what it would be like without Libraries, they are part of our Community, we need to fight nail and tooth to save them.

e said...

I want a copy of that poster...It should be in libraries everywhere!