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Alexander Calder’s “Flamingo”

Alexander Calder’s “Flamingo”

Installed in 1973 this sculpture was created by Alexander Calder, one of the most eminent sculptors of the 20th century American art. Brilliant orange color (aka “Calder Red”) and the graceful curves are a great contrast to the three black and blocky Mies Van Der…

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Ai Weiwei’s Zodiac Animal Heads

Ai Weiwei’s Zodiac Animal Heads

Internationally acclaimed Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei has reinterpreted the twelve bronze animal heads representing the traditional Chinese zodiac that once adorned the famed fountain-clock of the Yuanming Yuan, an imperial retreat in Beijing. The heads are meant as a statement on China’s communist government…

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Kentucky folk artists combine talents again for children's book

Kentucky folk artists combine talents again for children's book

By Rich Copley — rcopley@herald-leader.com kentucky.com The first time Mike Norris met Minnie Adkins, he didn’t have much to give her. So he gave her some music. Specifically, he gave her a CD by his group, the Raggedy Robin String Band. She found herself drawn…

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Missouri folk artist, Bob Smithy, sculptures for sale

Missouri folk artist, Bob Smithy, sculptures for sale

I recently heard from Chris Roush, grandson of Missouri folk artist Bob Smithy, who is interested in selling the remaining sculptures at his grandfather’s house in Plevna, Missouri. (Bob passed away on May 18, 2012.) Bob Smithy, born in 1930, has worked as a trucker…

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Slotin Auction features Detour Art

Slotin Auction features Detour Art

Slotin Folk Art Auction Fall Masterpiece Sale November 10-11, 2012 – Buford, Georgia 
VIEW Online Catalogs Here Featuring 
The Private Collection of Chuck and Jan Rosenak
 Authors of Museum of American Folk Art Encylopedia of Twentieth Century American Folk Art & Artists 
and
 Kelly Ludwig…

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KY Folk Artist, Ronald Cooper 1932-2012

KY Folk Artist, Ronald Cooper 1932-2012

Kentucky folk artist Ronald Cooper died in a hospital in Lexington on Saturday, August 18th, 2012. Ronald and Jessie Cooper became artists by chance in their mid-fifties. Prior to that, their lives had followed a path common for their generation: early marriage, leaving their home-town…

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Porter Sculpture Park in South Dakota

Porter Sculpture Park in South Dakota

Montrose, S.D., sculpture park puts one man’s fertile imagination on display The Associated Press IF YOU GO … Porter Sculpture Park: 25700 451st Ave., Montrose, S.D., 1/2 mile south of Exit 374 on Interstate 90; portersculpturepark.com. Open daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day….

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More tributes to Mr. Imagination

More tributes to Mr. Imagination

Mr. Imagination, Gregory Warmack Obit Photo. Courtesy, the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art There has been an outpouring of love and remembrance all across the country… For prolific Atlanta artist “Mr. Imagination,” sleep was rare Saporta Report by Michelle Hiskey “No pictures,” artist Gregory Warmack told…

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Remembering Mr Imagination

Remembering Mr Imagination

Mr. Imagination with his work at Folk Fest in Atlanta, 2009 March 30, 1948 – May 30, 2012 Mr. Imagination embodied art and the creative spirit. The third of nine children, he was born on the South Side of Chicago in March 1948 as Gregory…

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And then there are memorable SXSW moments…thanks Billy Corgan

And then there are memorable SXSW moments…thanks Billy Corgan

Yeah, I know that this blog is really supposed to be road trip relevant, but sometimes you witness a moment…or two. And yes – there were great road trip moments, too. The SXSW session. “The End of Business as Usual” sounded interesting. And Billy Corgan…

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