Thursday, September 4, 2008

Karl Mckoy, street artist extraordinaire



Every year I look forward to seeing my pal Karl Mckoy outside of the Outsider Art Fair. He's one of a number of self-taught street artists who display their works in the bitter January cold. His collage faces, utilizing shoelaces, metal, string, paint, and God knows what, are intriguing to say the least. Lucky collectors, when they return to homes or hotels, are rewarded with seeing the brilliant colors, and the wonderful prose of the titles written on the back. This first purchase of mine says, "If what their saying  is true and God is a woman, I've got some questions for her." Last night on the phone I discovered that Karl is also an avid gardener. I should not be surprised. This lovely man makes art wherever he goes.

6 comments:

Kathryn Usher said...

What an interesting piece.

Beverly Kaye Gallery said...

I'm glad you like it Kathryn. You can see more of Karl's work at www.realizedart.com. The page depicting musical instruments is fascinating.

Todd Camplin said...

as always, a good visit.

Beverly Kaye Gallery said...

Thank you for coming back to take a look Todd. Someday I'll post three antique images made from signatures that you might appreciate.

Abby Creek Art said...

Hi Beverly...very cool piece. I especially like the..."If what they're saying is true and God is a woman, I've got some questions for her." That makes me laugh!

Beverly Kaye Gallery said...

Linda:
The bonus of the wonderful title was revealed to me when I returned to the hotel late that night. It was written in pencil on the back of the piece, and when you buy art at night in the semi-darkness, there are always surprises. This was a very good one!
Thanks for checking back with the blog.