I fell in love with John Baeder’s diner paintings when I was a wee art director. His hyper realism was not just a trend but a means of documenting what has indeed become lost. His most recent exhibit of pictorial genius opened on November 1. It is a must see (I only wish he were there to see it too but cannot make the opening).
The Bernarducci Gallery, NYC, presents paintings and watercolors of American roadside diners. He is also the subject of a 271 page monograph, John Baeder’s Road Well Taken by Jay Williams, featuring his paintings that capture this particular slice of Americana. Bernarducci Gallery, 525 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001, 212.593.3757.
About Steven Heller
Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →