Captivated by his demonstration, i bought his potato peeler some years ago at the corner of 34th street and 5th avenue, and to my surprised i saw an article about him on vanity fair a few days after. The article featured the story of his life, particularly as a salesman back from he was young and it's totally inspiring. Since then, it seemed that i had spotted him all the time on the streets of NYC, especially around Union Square. He is Mr. Joe Ades, last Sunday he passed away at age 75, one great talent down..
I took these pictures of him last summer ( 2008 )