Detour Art creative discoveries along the backroads - page 32

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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Something is going on up there…

Fridge Door Shanty, originally uploaded by worldslargestthings. I was just looking at some photos that Erika Nelson recently posted to her flickr site about a trip to a wedding in MN, with a bunch of art car folks, and realized that there is something afoot….

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Shanty of Misfit Toys

Shanty of Misfit Toys, originally uploaded by worldslargestthings. Stuffed animals as insulation!!! 

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Wedding!

Wedding!, originally uploaded by worldslargestthings. With drumming groundhogs, a mouse, hubby and wife atop a two-story Art Shanty, with minister and photographer. Oh, and in the middle of a frozen lake!

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Office Shanty

Office Shanty, originally uploaded by worldslargestthings. “Ice cubicle”

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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

(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!

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

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!

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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