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An evening of the artwork by Kathy Ruth Neal

An evening of the artwork by Kathy Ruth Neal

This Friday, November 6th would have been Kathy’s birthday. She passed last year after a battle with cancer. I was fortunate to have known Kathy, and her art was a big crowd favorite at the Rare Visions/Detour Art show at the Belger. Eclectics Gallery in…

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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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Alfred Moore, Akron artist, 1950 – 2009

Alfred Moore, Akron artist, 1950 – 2009

Akron artist Alfred McMoore dies; cried for people he never met By Jim CarneyBeacon Journal staff writer POSTED: 07:48 p.m. EDT, Sep 28, 2009 This April 23, 2000 photo of Alfred McMoore shows the artist, who typically wore suits, with some of his work in…

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A telephone pole, Craftsman hatchet and a drawing…the art of D. Bill

A telephone pole, Craftsman hatchet and a drawing…the art of D. Bill

Last month, when I was on my way to Chicago to meet the Rare Visions guys, I tried to find D. Bill, a telephone pole carver that I had heard of. They had interview D years ago, and I wasn’t even sure if he was…

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The Great Staffs of David Philpot (and Intuit)

The Great Staffs of David Philpot (and Intuit)

The rest of the day was spent and the great intuitive and outsider art organization of Intuit.  Amanda arranged for us to meet outsider artist, David Philpot. David Philpot, carver 1940- Chicago, ILGuided by an unexplainable power, David Philpot began his staff carving one night…

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With over a million toothpicks, Wayne Kusy's fleet is spectacular

With over a million toothpicks, Wayne Kusy's fleet is spectacular

The guys from Rare Visions got to Chicago last night, and we headed out this morning in search of a few roadside attractions (dancing hot dogs on the roof of Super Dawgs and a 50% actual size replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa in…

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Hubert Walters 1931-2008

Hubert Walters 1931-2008

Above: Hubert Walters in his garage, below one of his pieces of art “Emancipated Slaves” I just got an email from Kevin Gordon in Nashville sharing with me the sad news that we lost another great self-taught artist, Hubert Walters.  He died last week from…

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Danny "Bucket Man" Hoskinson, 52, passes – July 7, 2008

Danny "Bucket Man" Hoskinson, 52, passes – July 7, 2008

The Bucket Man had vision Article Author: Ed Ditto Danny Hoskinson’s art might have been blurry, but his vision wasanything but. I didn’t meet Hoskinson—”The Bucket Man”—until the night of Friday,July 11th, a few days after he’d passed on. My phone rang and myfriend Kevin…

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Onward to St. Louis

Onward to St. Louis

Today was a rock and roll day…not just because it was action packed…ok, maybe kinda.  We first stopped in Madison, Mo. to visit Chris Akers, affectionally known as the rock and roll barber.  He is a local guy made good. Forget about the current American Idol Missouri hoopla  –…

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Sister L.V. Hull—April 15, 2008

Sister L.V. Hull—April 15, 2008

Viola “L. V.” Hull  |  c. 1943-2008 Koscuisko, MS Painter & home environment (from the Koscuisko Star-Herald) Remembering L.V. Hull “Jesus is coming to Kosciusko, Ms. 39090.” This was one of her favorite sayings to put on her gaily painted wooden crosses. And, indeed, Jesus…

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