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The Future Of Salvation Mountain Uncertain

The Future Of Salvation Mountain Uncertain

The Future Of Salvation Mountain Uncertain | KPBS.org Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Photo by Angela Carone / KPBS Above: Salvation Mountain, with the moon rising. By Angela Carone The Future Of Salvation Mountain Uncertain Aired 12/20/11 The creator of a desert artwork known as Salvation Mountain has been…

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Buol Grotto to be saved by Kohler

Buol Grotto to be saved by Kohler

Preservation Wins: Dubuque Yard Grotto to be Preserved By Sarah Oltrogge An eleventh-hour rescue to save a rare Dubuque “yard grotto” will ensure its future as a link to a larger regional tradition. With a strong history for preserving grotto environments such as this, the…

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Detour Art in Park City, UT

Detour Art in Park City, UT

“Iowa” by Melissa Polhamus, Virginia Beach, Va. Courtesy Collection of Kelly Ludwig Dazzling undiscovered art from America’s back roads BY GLEN WARCHOL The Salt Lake Tribune First published Sep 23 2011 05:46PM Updated Sep 23, 2011 11:20PM For many humans, making art isn’t a profession;…

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RIP Bob Cassilly – City Museum founder

RIP Bob Cassilly – City Museum founder

photo courtesy of Slide Quest Bob Cassilly, founder of City Museum, found dead in bulldozer at his Cementland project By Dale Singer, Beacon reporter    Updated 4:08 pm Mon., 9.26.11 Bob Cassilly, who turned a collection of unusual artifacts into City Museum, a top tourist attraction…

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As Folk Art Museum Teeters, a Grave Loss Looms

As Folk Art Museum Teeters, a Grave Loss Looms

CRITIC’S NOTEBOOK Kirsten Luce for The New York Times The American Folk Art Museum recently sold its West 53rd Street building to the Museum of Modern Art. More Photos » By ROBERTA SMITH Published: September 19, 2011   Please. Someone, everyone, do something to save the American…

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Bishop's Castle – Beulah, CO

Bishop's Castle – Beulah, CO

Bishop’s Castle, a set on Flickr. Nothing can prepare yourself for the moment you see the castle. Winding roads up the mountain, a sketchy cell phone call to the folk art GPS master – Narrow Larry Harris – to be sure if we were on…

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Phonehenge West maybe torn down.

Phonehenge West maybe torn down.

‘Phonehenge West’ creator found guilty of additional violations   From the LA Times http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/06/an-acton-man-already-facing-criminal-penalties-for-building-an-elaborate-structure-called-phonehenge-west-without-permi.html An Acton man already facing criminal penalties for building an elaborate structure called “Phonehenge West” without permits was found guilty Friday of additional building code violations; his creation is likely destined for the wrecking…

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MoMA to Buy Building Used by Museum of Folk Art

MoMA to Buy Building Used by Museum of Folk Art

New York Times By KATE TAYLOR Published: May 10, 2011 The Museum of Modern Art is buying the building of the struggling American Folk Art Museum on West 53rd Street, officials said Tuesday. The folk art museum will continue to operate in its much smaller…

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Benetton Cancels Sponsorship of Outsider Artists in Venice Biennale

Benetton Cancels Sponsorship of Outsider Artists in Venice Biennale

Folk Art Museum Show for Venice Canceled by stephanie cash 04/25/11 Art in America http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-opinion/news/2011-04-25/folk-art-museum-venice-cancellation-benetton/ An exhibition of African-American self-taught artists and graffiti muralists, organized by the beleaguered American Folk Art Museum in New York, has been canceled by exhibition sponsor Benetton. The show was scheduled for June…

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Self-Taught Artists to Exhibit in Venice, Italy at the Biennale

Self-Taught Artists to Exhibit in Venice, Italy at the Biennale

Mr. Imagination (photo courtesy of Rare Visions) Lonnie Holley, Gregory Warmack (a.k.a. Mr. Imagination), Charlie Lucas (a.k.a. Tin Man) and Kevin Sampson represent the virtuosity of African American Contemporary Outsider artists. Steven Ogburn (a.k.a. Blade), Chris Ellis (a.k.a. Daze), Lin Felton (a.k.a. Quik), and Aaron…

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