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29 January 2013
Captive America: "Some of the most fascinating, unsettling examples of landscape painting in the contemporary United States are to be found in its prison visiting rooms, where they function as painted backdrops for family photographs."
It also gives the family a way to have photos of their loved one without them all being against a horrible cinder-block wall or something. It's sort of a humane fiction for the family, which is what fascinates me about them.