In the picture “Lexington” of the American artist Guy Johnson we see the corner of the evening London. The old cafe is decorated with bright festive flags and British flags; an expensive car is exposed as a prize for a lottery.
A girl who looks like a dancer from the “Chapiteau” bows to the invisible public, holding onto the edges of the striped skirt. In the middle of a small courtyard near the entrance to the cafe, a drunken woman with a distant look also tries to portray a dance. In her heart on this warm evening, apparently, a shadow flashed memories of that little girl in a light dress, which she once was herself.
The girl from childhood made a farewell curtsey to her, and she did not manage to warm the hardened heart, worn out by loneliness for a little while. Suddenly, a simple composition attracts attention, leaving the viewer indifferent. The influence of surrealism is preserved in this picture and in many other works of Guy Johnson.