Everyone has a back story. Depending on time and place, the narrative can be useful to gain attention and favours.
People who make things are in the business of creating lasting impressions with the objects they create.
Location and a point in time can determine the extent of effectiveness generated by the produced objects, but tastes evolve or move on, eventually.
It is easy to conflate the significance of a back story with the impact of a body of work. Distance from the moment of presentation provides perspective.
It ain’t over till the proverbial amply proportioned lady sings.