Jack Balas, 2002; The Truth of the Matter (#8); Oil and ink on B&W photos and collage, pasted to canvas with gesso. 40" x 48"   

TEXT: "The truth of the matter is that I took this photo in 1974
in June in a bar in Malta, Illinois, six miles west of where I was going to school, and six years before either
of these guys here were even born, and 26 years before I took their photo. The beauty of it all is that the
truth does not matter, nor will it tomorrow."