July 4, 2021

He was never accorded the venerable status of artist. Instead, he was regarded as a mere technician. A window dresser. It was only much latter that he gained the confidence to call his work artistic.

In the olden days. It was not unusual for a country to spend 5% of its GDP to host the World’s Exposition and for participating countries to spend a small fortune just to showcase their products and services in their showy pavilions, visiting a world exposition was a once in a lifetime event. The idea was way before the Internet and it brought ALL of the world into one city.