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Losing another folk art heavyweight…Purvis Young (February 4, 1943 – April 20, 2010)

Losing another folk art heavyweight…Purvis Young (February 4, 1943 – April 20, 2010)

“I paint what I see, I paint the problems of the world.” “When I was in my cell one night, I woke up and angels came to me and I told ’em, you know, hey man this is not my life — and they said…

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Myrtice West 1923-2010

Myrtice West 1923-2010

We received word that Myrtice West passed away this morning at 5:10 am in her home in Centre, Alabama. Myrtice met all of life’s trials with strength, energy, and joy. We know she had absolutely no fear of death, rather she welcomed it. Her faith…

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Memorial service for Robert E. Smith

Memorial service for Robert E. Smith

A memorial celebration for Springfield artist and performer Robert E. Smith will be held Saturday, April 10 at 2 p.m. at the Springfield Art Museum Auditorium, 1111 E. Brookside Drive adjacent to Phelps Grove Park. The memorial will include remembrances by friends and family, a…

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The passing of Jake McCord 1945-2009

The passing of Jake McCord 1945-2009

Jake (JT) McCord passed away September 1 at the age of 64. Funeral services were held at Zion Baptist Church near Lincolnton, Georgia. A native of Lincoln County, where he picked cotton as a child, McCord moved to Thomson as a young man and worked…

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Possible Clementine Hunter Forgeries

Possible Clementine Hunter Forgeries

FBI investigates La. couple accused of selling forged works of folk artist Clementine Hunter By: MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press 10/30/09 2:50 AM PDT BATON ROUGE, LA. — The old man’s sales pitch sounded plausible enough to art collector Don Fuson. The warning signs didn’t appear…

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Robert E. Smith's mural in Springfield, MO

Robert E. Smith's mural in Springfield, MO

Robert E. Smith’s mural of Springfield, Missouri in downtown. Robert E. Smith (b. 1927) Springfield, MO Outsider Folk Artist, Painter It was just a quick roadtrip to Springfield, Missouri, just to get on the road and away from teh computer for a little while.  The remnants…

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van horn, tx…sculpture garden and van gogh (er, ran horn)

van horn, tx…sculpture garden and van gogh (er, ran horn)

Fancy Junk Sculpture—Gerald Scott Los Nopales Antique Store 1106 W. Broadway Street Van Horn, TX I had seen a only few photos of the site, but didn’t think that I was going to be as charmed as I was.  I thought that there was a…

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Purvis Young hoodwinked by former manager

Purvis Young hoodwinked by former manager

(all photos courtesy of Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations, taken at Gallery 721 in Fort Lauderdale)  (excerpted from the Biscayne Times…please read the full article by clicking the headline below:) Artistic Genius Meets Artful Dodger For painter Purvis Young, the encounter was devastating By Tiffany Rainey…

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Dr. Bob and Sheryl Crow

Dr. Bob and Sheryl Crow

Looks like Dr. Bob’s artwork and friend, Pretty Boy, have made it into Sheryl Crow’s latest music video.  Look close to see Pretty Boy holding Dr. Bob’s “Be Nice or Leave” paintings.  Dr. Bob rode out Katrina, and it’s horrors, then moved temporarily to Memphis.  It…

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The Lasters v. The Tornados

The Lasters v. The Tornados

(art car parade, 2004, houston, tx) Last night tornados ripped through Arkansas and Tennessee, including Crofton, KY, the home town of artists CM, Grace Kelly and Ruby Laster…thankfully, they are fine… tornado hit near us, people trapped in homes.for real…it musta went right over our…

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