I hope the inaugural FotoFocus, which has
formally concluded although related exhibits still are up around town,
was successful by the standards of its organizers, and that they are
eager to plan for the next one in 2014.
Artists have to come from somewhere, I
suppose. Still, it’s remarkable how many of the giants of Pop Art came
from and/or matriculated in our stretch of the Midwest — Andy Warhol was
born in Pittsburgh, Robert Indiana in the Hoosier state, Roy
Lichtenstein studied at Ohio State and Jim Dine and Tom Wesselmann both
were born in Cincinnati.