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11:54am on Saturday, 8th October, 2005:



Further to my recent incoherent discourse on how old portraits (I'd include photos, too) sometimes have a powerful effect on me, here are a couple of newer portraits that hang in New York Law School which also have a powerful effect on me:

The powerful effect is that these men have the most insincere smiles I've ever seen committed to canvas. I only hope, for the benefit of those individuals who knew them in real life, that their respective artists did not somehow manage to encapsulate the souls of these guys in those single images...

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