The poetry of stickerless fruit is to sigh for. Almost gone are the days. Stickered fruit is tacky. Tackiness interferes with art. Let this be clear: Brands don’t belong on the bounty of the earth. Thanks be given the old masters of still life, Da Vinci Caravaggio Vermeer Cezanne – their names a lyrical parade – were spared the indignity of having to deal with individual green and red Del Monte labels on their fruit.
May 23, 2009