Tucked away in the 8th floor portrait studios of the Chicago Macy’s, amongst paintings of families and babies, you’ll stumble upon a portrait of a recognizable face: Seth Meyers. Turns out, he sat for a portrait as a joke to give to his brother, then decided that the price was a little too high for a joke. And his loss is your gain!
“5/6 years ago I went to Chicago for a charity event. There was a giftbag that included a sitting at a portrait gallery. I was DEFINITELY the only person there who went up and did the sitting. The nicest dude on earth was running the place and took the photos. I explained to him that my goal was to get a giant oil painting of myself for my brother. He understood that I was posing ironically. I got the proofs but paying for the portrait was prohibitively expensive. I seriously considered it but it seemed wasteful to drop that kind of money for something my brother might hate.”