It was a one-hit wonder and greatly surpassed any of Grant’s works of art, while being one of the most admired paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago.
The American Gothic image has the ability of becoming the focal point of attention, regardless of existing decor. There is something about it that makes it stand out from the crowd and the fact that it was frequently parodied only enhanced its popularity. For better or worse, this unintended publicity kept it in the public eye for decades and it is always an excellent topic for conversation. That’s why, those who have a good sense of humor and also hope to spice things up by inviting people to initiate discussions, will find the value of showcasing American Gothic wall art at work.