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Posted by Dustin on December 11, 2006 - 6:03pm
Categories: Beyond the Walls

Nigel Cooke.  Sad Brain, 2004.  Oil on Canvas.  23 5/8 x 31 1/2 x 1 5/8 inches. The Rachofsky Collection, Dallas.

Every once in a while, you come across a coincidence that makes you double back and catch your breath. While perusing the internets today, I stumbled across this image that made me rub my eyes in doubt. First look at the similarity in the image pictured above, which is a painting by the artist Nigel Cooke and was included in our FOCUS: Nigel Cooke exhibition that closed last month, and then the AP image. Now take a look at the AP image caption and the name of the photographer. Whoa. 

Update: It looks like the link to the AP photo is dead, however down in the comments, John D links to both images shown next to each other.

Nigel Cook / AP/Daytona Beach News-Journal