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Good Eats, Good Art

By: Steven Heller | March 13, 2009

If you love the vanishing American diner, you’ll embrace John Baeder’s paintings, prints, and photographs of roadside culture. The author of Gas, Food, and Lodging says this about his passion:

“When I was 5 years old, I began traveling each summer with my parents and sister to South Bend, Indiana, which provided the stimulus of visual ecstasy. This was the beginning of early sensory experiences that immersed themselves deep into the unconscious. It provided seeds for the conscious later on (way later on). Eventually, they blossomed and became art.”

I’ve always loved his work–and roadside America–and here is Baeder’s website that you will love too, I guarantee it. Please share your thoughts on his work–and tell me about your favorite classic diner–in the comments.

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