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PoolThe guts and soul of Indian Springs are our two swimming pools. Certainly, tourists who visit the property in the present day are treated to humorous story of Hemingway, purportedly exasperated on the expense of the venture, flinging down a penny on the half-constructed flagstone pool patio and bellowing, Pauline, you’ve spent all but my last penny, so that you might as well have that!” Whether the story is apocryphal or not, there is a penny embedded in cement on the north finish of the pool to memorialize Ernest’s purported outburst.

Hockney, who’s revered as one in every of Great Britain’s most influential artists and a pioneer of the 1960s pop artwork motion, conceived the composition for the double portrait by chance, after seeing the juxtaposition of two photographs on the floor of his studio in London – one among a determine swimming underwater in a pool and the opposite … Read the rest

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