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Price Check, with a Side of Nostalgia: A Visit with the “Walmart Warhol”

Brendan O'Connell, painting bananas at the Toco Hills Walmart
Brendan O'Connell, painting bananas at the Toco Hills Walmart
Credit Kate Sweeney / WABE

Have you ever stood in your grocery store and marveled at the stacks of lettuce arranged just so? Artist Brendan O’Connell has. His work is currently on display at Buckhead’s Fay Gold Gallery. And for several years now, he’s made a career out of making art that underscores the extraordinary in the most ordinary of spaces. WABE’s Kate Sweeney has the story.

Broadcast version of story that aired Wednesday, Nov. 6

O’Connell has also started this nonprofit, dedicated to increasing art instruction in schools.