Art Brut - Using found materials Felipe Jésus Consalvos, a Cuban-American cigar roller, combined familiar images from pop culture into witty, sophisticated compositions that make fun of politics and cultural sacred cows, such as marriage and death. Sacred Cows, Pop Culture, Sophisticated Composition, Cigars Rollers, Culture Sacred, Combinations Familiar, Familiar Image, Art Brut, Cuban American Cigars
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In 1981 over 800 pieces of Felipe Jesus Consalvos’s work were discovered in a garage sale in west Philadelphia. These pieces were acquired by the Fleisher/Ollman Gallery and the work was conserved. Felipe Jesus Consalvos, born in Cuba in 1891/died late 1950s, is now considered one of the true greats of American Outsider art.
I like the use of text here; not the really obvious hit you over the head with it text, but the mostly obscured text that draws you into it's web and makes you want to decipher if it means something or is "just" a visual element.
Nick Bantock is known throughout the world for his art, for his writing and particularly for his marriage of the two.