Wow. I am my own threadkiller. The very ground trembles where I tread. Fear me.
Where I’m heading with this thread is that I’ve heard the claim that this building is the most photographed and painted building in the US, possibly in the world. In fact, I repeated that claim to an out-of-town artist (I’d link his website, but apparently it is suspended for non-payment) on Sunday. (Guess what we were both painting at the time?) He was skeptical, thinking that Big Ben or the Eiffel Tower or St. Peter’s Cathedral would be more popular. Even in the US, surely there is a more popular building to paint.
I’m willing to bet that the above mentioned buildings are more photographed, but I hardly see them as subjects of paintings. Maybe the Sears tower in Chicago.
So what of the claim? Does it have any basis in fact, or is it just PR from the Chamber of Commerce?
(As an aside, it certainly wins in my apartment. Aside from my own photos, drawings and paintings, I have a little model, a fridge magnet, an ashtray, a beer glass, a framed painting reproduction, a framed photo, and Og knows how many brochures. US Treasury? Not a single image.)