Last Saturday, we visited Sickla Kopkvarter. As their slogans say “The world’s got many centres, but only one Köpkvarter” and “All roads lead to Sickla” we couldn’t resist a drive southeast, and the car was like a magnet to it.
Anyway, on a hanger in an actually very nice shop called Best of Brands, this T-shirt was waiting for me. Take care of me! It said. It’s from the Swedish fashion brand Twist & Tango. Question is now, where is the picture taken from? A painting? A famous photo? I can swear I’ve seen it somewhere. Intriguing…and even more so, they say it might be cursed. Watch this video.
Update: Ooooh, apparently it’s a painting by Giovanni Bragolin (pseudonym for Bruno Amadio). And yes, there’s a story to it.
From BoingBoing article: The “Curse of the Crying Boy” involves any number of kitschy prints of a sad child that are said to bring ruin to any house where it hangs. The legend began with a 1985 article in The Sun titled “Blazing Curse of the Crying Boy.” A couple blamed the print for a fire that destroyed their home in South Yorkshire, England. The print was the only item to survive. After the article ran, countless other people allegedly came forward claiming that they had the same print and similar experiences.
I was planning on hanging it on the wall in my new big study room, but for now, I’m not sure. :3