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(Chez Panisse 20th Anniversary): Edition of 1184 of which 150 copies are signed 1-150, 26 copies are signed A-Z as artist's proofs, three sets are signed as progressives, and two are signed as dedication copies.

July 25, 1991 14 colors 17-5/8" x 24"

Model: Jennifer Caminetti

Styling & Costume: Sophie Maureen Aissen

Client: Chez Panisse Café & Restaurant, 1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley CA 94709. Telephone (510) 548-5525 A-Z: Artist's own use Dedication copies: Sophie Maureen Aissen, Jennifer Caminetti, Alice Louise Waters Progressives: One set to Alice Waters, one set to Jennifer Caminetti

(Society of Illustrators 34th Annual Exhibition & Catalog; Graphis Poster 93; Print Casebooks 10, 1993; Art of the State, Walking Stick Press,1998)

Influence: Ludwig Hohlwein

Jennifer Caminetti has the biggest twinkly smile in the world, and capturing it on a piece of paper wasn't easy. I drew and photographed while my assistant told her the hilarious account of her disastrous prom night, and Jennifer laughed 'til the tears came. Out of six rolls of film I got exactly one with her patent smile exactly right, and that one was blurry. Before the invention of photography, capturing such subtle and evanescent expressions of emotion was all but impossible, and artists tended to represent faces in serene repose. They certainly avoided twinkly smiles, and even the Laughing Cavalier looks like he had to hold that pose a good deal longer than was comfortable.* But the camera changed all that, and now we can catch and keep smiles and laughter like bottled sunlight, opening them from time to time to brighten a gloomy Sunday afternoon.

* "The Laughing Cavalier" is a painting by Franz Hals (1580? - 1666), Dutch