Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

Famous Cowboys of Filmland

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hazel Home Art and Antiques

Please visit our new blog we think its pretty cool. Lots of art and antiques, anecdotes and personal stories.  HERE

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Incredible work of Robert Franz, downtown Wausau. Active alcoholic/addict. Brain trauma. True outsider artist.

Roberts work can be purchased here
Incredible outsider art assemblage by Robert Franz. Titled "Odin". Robert has been working on this for a couple weeks and its great. Found objects, paint, plastic,wood and canvas. Overall size is 42" x 53" x 13". Three mixed/media on canvas pieces.
This is what I love about contemporary outsider art. Robert started coming in the shop about 6 months ago and really didnt say much. He has come in several times a week like he was on a schedule. Earlier in the week he brought in his first piece. He said he thought I might like to see it. He just brought in his third finished piece. That's a painting/collage about every two days. That is the kind of obsessiveness I look for in outsider art and artists. He left today with some old cigar boxes to try some 3-D stuff. I expect to see him tomorrrow . Robert lives in the Landmark Building, he has wandered around Wausau for a long time. He was in UWMC but suffered a traumatic brain injury in the late 1980's.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sunday, November 9, 2014

SOLD. "Tater" 2012

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

"In the Voting Booth" 2014

My original work is available for purchase here

Monday, September 22, 2014

"Playin the Ryman" 2014

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Monday, September 15, 2014

The Reality of Addiction......

My current original work is available for purchase here

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Nice mention on Art News Blog today.

9/11 Art

911 explosion
We never did get a Guernica equivalent for the September 11 attacks. Maybe because we don’t have a Picasso, perhaps because painting just doesn’t matter as much, or possibly because the images themselves are powerful enough. Cartoonists and sculptors did some really good 9/11 art, but painters, not so much.
It’s interesting, that on the anniversary of the September 11 attack we have a Nobel Peace prize winning American president being talked out of war by a so called Russian tyrant. What is it about September that gets the psychopaths of the world all excited about spilling blood?
september elever art
Gregory Hilton – WTC/Mosque Series #1345 – heat transfer on wooden panel. See his website here.
911 painting
Parker Lanier. I mentioned Parker earlier. See his website here.
eric fischl sculpture
Eric Fischl – Tumbling Woman. I really like this work. See the artist’s website here.
september 11 attacks
Miya Ando – 9/11 sculpture using steel from the building. See the artist’s website here.
911 soft toys
Johnny Ryan – Soft 9/11. I can understand why people would think these plush toys trivialize the September 11 attacks but I think they’re awesome. See the artist’s website here.
september 11 attack painting
12 year old Pearl Newman did this 9/11 work. Love it!
cartoonist peter lewis 911
Peter Lewis – Osama Bin Laden. See the cartoonist’s website here.
Have I missed any really good 9/11 art? See how Pablo Picasso dealt with a crisis. And lets remember building 7 too ;-)