In 1929, when the building was a bank, the president quietly made his way to this back room one morning where he shot himself in the head. It’s said that his ghost still haunts the building.
Oscar Wilde: “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life… Life holds the mirror up to Art, and either reproduces some strange type imagined by a painter or sculptor, or realises in fact what has been dreamed in fiction.”
Dostoevsky put art on higher pedestal: “At first, art imitates life. Then life will imitate art. Then life will find its very existence from the arts.”
Even Niels Bohr, who applied his love of cubism in creating his model of the inner workings of the atom, described life in artistic terms. Bohr said, “When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry.”