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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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New art in the house! Virgil Myers Ark finds a new Mt. Ararat

Even though the Slotin auction is going on today, and I promised myself to stay away from the flame, art still found me. Susan, Tina, and Nancy, (last names omitted to protect the innocent) members of the folk art group “The Art Tarts”, came by…

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The Lasters v. The Tornados

(art car parade, 2004, houston, tx) Last night tornados ripped through Arkansas and Tennessee, including Crofton, KY, the home town of artists CM, Grace Kelly and Ruby Laster…thankfully, they are fine… tornado hit near us, people trapped in homes.for real…it musta went right over our…

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Mr. I benefit at Intuit

Please join Intuit February 28th from 5-8:00pm as we host a fundraising benefit for Mr. Imagination. This event will include a silent auction, video and slideshows of Mr. Imagination’s work. Food and wine has been generously donated by Swim Cafe and Barefoot Wine. Silent auction…

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Dr. Charles Smith in Covington, LA hospital

(Dr. Smith and Larry Harris at the Kohler Symposium in September 2007) Renowned outsider artist, Dr. Charles Smith was admitted to a Covington, LA hospital after complaining of chest pains on Tuesday.  According to Larry Harris, close friend of Dr. Smith’s, he is in good…

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M.T. Liggett's knee surgery

Just talked with MT, and his is doing fine after his double kneereplacement surgery last week. There was a bit of concern surroundingwhether or not to have them done at all, considering his heart health.But he came through with flying colors… He is in the…

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More Mr. I news…

Daryl Nerl, a writer for the Bethlehem Daily Star, just posted a nice write up about the flickr site that I set up to collect photos for a book for Mr. I.  Also rumored to be in the works is a fundraiser at Intuit in…

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Mr. Imagination's Fire

On Sunday, January 20, 2008, Gregory “Mr. Imagination” Warmack’s home, gallery, collections and art studio in Bethlehem, PA was gutted by fire. Everything was lost including the centerpiece of the house, his bottlecap throne. Also lost in the fire was his beloved dog, Pharoah, two…

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David Kontra — Blind Painter

David Kontra  |  1956-  |  Norwood, MO Paintings and music   I have heard a lot about David Kontra, the blind painter near Springfield, MO and drove a very foggy back roads route, replete with Amish horse and buggies moving surreally in and out of…

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