Wim Wenders, Lounge Painting # 1, Gila Bend, Arizona
From ‘Pictures from the Surface of the Earth’

"It took me hours to find somebody who could open up the lobby of the old Stout’s hotel on Main Street in Gila Bend. It had been closed for years already. That painting over the Coke machine haunts me ever since. It’s the dream version of the perfect beginning of a road movie."

Wim Wenders reflecting on the photography from his time location-scouting for Paris, Texas in 1983.