"Refers to the creative work of artists who are self-taught and/or those who, for a variety of reasons, are what I consider fortunately impervious to being taught how to make art. It now includes all of the following:
the visionary, the intuitive, the eccentric;
the psychotic, the obsessive, the compulsive.
The French artist Jean Dubuffet is perhaps more responsible than anyone else for our current awareness of what we now call Outsider Art. He coined the phrase Art Brut, which literally means Raw Art, to refer to art made by those described above. The raw and the pure, without the countless layers of training and cultural sophistication that afflicts most mainstream art, is what appeals to me and is how I identify that which I call Outsider Art." (
These are Halloween Masks molds. I like these and I think that they are super interesting as I think many pieces in his private collection are..
It is very collectable and HOT right now, so what is TRAMP Art ?
Tramp Art is a wanderer’s art form, so there are no written records of the carver’s work. Typically, tramps and hobos would congregate around campfires, where they would sing songs, recite poetry, and create their own individual works of art. The hobos would usually whittle while tramps would carve, using the wood from free supplies of cigar boxes and fruit crates.
Tramp Art comes in a great variety, from small boxes and frames, to large furniture and intricate objects. The artists were usually untrained craftsmen, people who wanted to decorate everyday objects, using the chip carving method." ALL SANDS
Personally, for the most part,I do not care for the case goods or the upholstery in this apartment. But, I do think some great things were done with the art.
The Halloween molds.
I think his display is fabulous. Each head is illuminated and set on a floating shelf.
Ray guns from c.1930's