Paintblogger and pop-culture powerhouse Coop recently published his thoughts about a runaway image. He painted it, he sold it, and the durn thing grew legs and ran away to live its own life. (One never knows what's going to take hold of the public's attention.) Coop likens his experience to the nail salon poster phenomenon. You know, the ones with the white skin, black hair, sharp eyes, linear features? I've seen those my whole life and wondered where they first came from. Now, thanks to Coop and BoingBoing, I know. Those of you who, like me, were born after 1979, meet Patrick Nagel.
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