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Wake and Bake Everbody! Then Take a Gander at…The Painting of the Day! (Tuesday edition) May 24, 2011

Hola! I’ve always had a soft spot for this piece. I like that the Confidence Man is squatting just like Robert Duvall in ‘Apocalypse Now’ (“That gasoline smell. Smells like…victory”). The Navigator stands beside him. Together they are propositioning a pilot. On the back of the pilot’s jacket is a pin up (“nose art”) that I will repeat several times throughout the series. She becomes a sort of talisman. She is both real and merely image. Once again, the Confidence Man has assumed the role of thug. The tough guy. Have a good one everybody!