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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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Cool fence in Southern Missouri—E.V. "Gordon" Wisner

Cool fence in Southern Missouri—E.V. "Gordon" Wisner

Ahhhh…the first day of spring and a mighty good day.  I decided to see if I could find this old rock fence, armed with vague directions that the guys from Rare Visions gave me… (outside of Caplinger Mills, near a bridge.)  After a few attempts…

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Lasters move to Paradise…

Lasters move to Paradise…

(Don the Camera Guy, C.M., Grace Kelly, and Randy Mason at the Art Car Parade, 2004) Howard Finster’s Paradise Gardens, in Summerville, GA  that is. C.M., Grace Kelly, and little Ruby are going to do an artist in residence at Paradise Gardens this spring and…

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Beer Can House in Houston – restored and reopening!

Beer Can House in Houston – restored and reopening!

DSC06184, originally uploaded by narrowlarry. (all photos by NarrowLarry – © Larry Harris, 2008) (this is from their press release) The Beer Can House222 Malone St.Houston, TX 77007(Between Venice St. and Lacy St.) Houston (March 5, 2008) – When finishing a beer, the conventional drinker…

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An incredible collection in Garnett, Kansas

An incredible collection in Garnett, Kansas

cugno_logan045, originally uploaded by queenodesign. Today was the day we have been waiting for! Not only to go see the amazing folk art (and contemporary) collection of “The Roberts” (Robert Cugno and Robert Logan)…but the weather was gorgeous. Out of the deep freeze and a…

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A Little Bit of Heaven…in Davenport, Iowa

A Little Bit of Heaven…in Davenport, Iowa

(Photo at the entrance of the now dismantled garden) A Little Bit of Heaven—Bartlett Joshua “B.J.” Palmer  1881-1964   Folk art environment and rock garden Davenport, Iowa  |   dismantled in 1981, traces remain While running the risk of sounding like a broken record –…

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Linvel Barker cat!

Linvel Barker cat!

Here is the newest piece of folk art…an exquisitely carved cat by Linvel and Lillian Barker, joining a squirrel and rabbit, already at home.  (Much thanks to the wonderful collectors, Robert Cugno and Robert Logan for parting with it.)  This particular cat, with the delicate tail wrapping…

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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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Happy Birthday JL Nippers!

Happy Birthday JL Nippers!

J.L.  Nippers | 1935-  |  Beechgrove, TN |  Chainsaw sculptures Just got off the phone with J.L., wishing him a happy birthday. We got to talking about his longtime friendship with Homer Green, Homer’s orneriness, his contributions to Homer’s work, how to distinguish the differences, and more. J.L. was best friends with Homer…

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Ralph Lanning, a force to be reckoned with

Ralph Lanning, a force to be reckoned with

“When I was 80, I had enough work to do for the next 10 years.  Now at 90, I have work lined up for 10 more years.  I don’t think God is going to take me before I finish.  I have work to do.”   Ralph Lanning, Republic,…

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