Sunday, January 11, 2009

First Class Auto

This drawing is dated January 12, 2001 and was done, as the inscription says, in Arlington, Virginia. It was too cold to draw outside so I sat inside a McDonalds across the street and drew the view through the window. This was once a private house but is now the office of a very low-end used car sales business. The notes say what was on the signs in the window: "No credito, mal credito, no problema. We fin." Which means, "No credit, bad credit, no problem, we finance." And then, "Buy here, pay here." The house was painted a number of garish colors over the years but this was the brightest and most glaring of all, purplish pink with bright yellow trim. I haven't been back to this place in a while so I don't know whether it is still there. Drawn in ink and colored in colored pencil.

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