Another Side of Syd Hoff
A friend writes:
So here's an interesting event. I'm at a restaurant today for lunch. Part of a chain called Mimi's Restaurant. Mostly American comfort food cooking. It feels like a mom and pop restaurant but its part of a huge chain.
On the wall is a 4x8 foot framed Syd Hoff cartoon. Original. Painted in color on canvas. Its a scene of a French bistro with about 15 people eating. Very obviously his style. I ask the waitress about it and, of course, she doesn't know a thing but she brings over the manager who tells me that Hoff was a friend of the chain owners and painted dozens of cartoons of various sizes that hang in the Mimi's restaurants from California to Florida.