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Bargain prices, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 2011

Bargain prices, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 2011

The four signs hanging in the upper windows of this vintage Pittsfield building are intended as advertising puns. They certainly call attention to the presence of the clever marketer who hung them.
The building itself offers an unusual counterpoint – it, too, calls attention to itself through the orange tiling that ornaments the brick façade. The rain clouds drifting overhead add still another dimension to the image.

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Phil Douglis10-Aug-2011 23:51
When I saw this building, I thought of you -- you are always looking for the sublime and the ridiculous in your own imagery, particularly in signage of various kinds. There are no clues as to who is selling what from this space, and the glowering sky does add a surreal touch.
Tim May10-Aug-2011 21:56
An image that calls for deeper looking and thinking. I ask: what are those signs all about? why are the under that sky?
I like this one.
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