Every item that comes through the shop is important. Clients bring in their most cherished possessions and it is my job to preserve them. Occasionally, items of such global import are brought into the shop that I am humbled just to be breathing air in the same room.
I confess to you that I was then unfamiliar with this work, but the client understood and explained to me the theme, the subject (even the clown's name), the artist's state of mind--and spoke with such passion! I hung on every word and immediately after he left I went straight to work to discover more about this tender drawing.