‘The Service Industry’ – High Street, Putney

A customer (late 50s) dispensing advice to the woman cutting his hair. Her admission that she plays the piano prompts an appraisal. He explains that research has shown 10,000 hours of practice are required and at only 25 years of age she still has plenty of time to perfect the art. In the foreground a window cleaner washes the front of the shop, watched over by a member of staff. Next door an estate agent emerges from his office to cleanse the front window with a kettle of hot water. Time…money…?


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