Detour Art creative discoveries along the backroads - page 7

The Amazing Eliphante

Eliphante – Mike Kahn and Leda Livant Dates unknown Cornville, AZ Sculptural and  environment Built: 1980’s-present Located south of Sedona, near the town of Cornville, Arizona, Eliphante is a mesmerizing sculptural and architectural environment created over the past 20 years by artists Mike Kahn and…

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Totem Pole Park – must-see attraction just off of Route 66

Totem Pole Park – Ed Galloway Hwy 28A Foyil, OK 918-342-9149 Website Sculpture environment In the 1920s and 1930s, Ed taught industrial arts at a nearby state school. But by 1937, in his off-hours, using a lot of concrete and even more ingenuity, he built…

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Fantastic mechanical art in an old ice cream shop – Paul Boyer's Gallery

Boyer Museum – Paul Boyer 1930 — Belleville, KS Mechanical sculptures Mechanical sculptor Paul Boyer was born in 1930, in Aurora, Kansas. He has no formal training in art or engineering, in fact he only has a 4th grade education, although he claims an 8th…

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A garden of goat-getting political satire – MT Liggett’s art field

Art Field – Myron “M.T.” Liggett 1930 — August 17, 2017 Mullinville, KS Sculpture environment Built: 1989-2016 “I say what I want to say, and I piss a lot of people off.” M. T. Liggett was born into a sharecropping family in tiny Mullinville, Kansas…

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Purvis Young — the Artist of Overtown

Purvis Young February 4, 1942 – April 20, 2010 Fort Lauderdale, FL Paintings “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,…

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The "Junk King" – Vince Hannemann

Cathedral of Junk – Vince Hannemann 4422 Lareina Drive Austin, TX (512) 299-7413 Sculpture environment By appointment only At one point in the 1990s, Vince Hanneman was in charge of the city’s recycling program. And it worked out really well, because he could bring home…

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THE 20th century folk artist – Howard Finster, man of vision

Reverend Howard Finster – Paradise Gardens 1916 — 2001 Summerville, GA Environment In disrepair “Well, as far as I’m concerned, I’m not here to live a normal life.  I’m sent here on a mission… I came here as a man of visions.” — Howard Finster,…

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“Great and Mighty Things” opens at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Banners for the “Great and Mighty Things”: Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection exhibition hang from the Philadelphia Museum of Art Friday, March 1, 2013, in Philadelphia. The exhibition is scheduled to run from March 3, 2013 – June 9, 2013. /…

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Happy Birthday “Narrow” Larry Harris!

If you haven’t seen his website Narrow Larry’s World of the Outstanding by now, then click on over — you will be in for a treat. “Narrow” Larry is a longtime advocate for the documentation and preservation of handmade works of art and architecture by self-taught artists….

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A mighty Garden on the great plains of Kansas

Garden of Eden — S.P. Dinsmoor Lucas, KS Folk art environment masterpiece, Concrete Built: 1905-1927 The Garden of Eden is the oldest complete self-taught artist environment in the United States, creating a folk art epicenter in this rural Kansas town. In 2011, the Kohler Foundation…

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