MR. IMAGINATION Chicago Afro-Amer. Folk Visionary Paint Brush Ancient King/1994
This example of MR. IMAGINATION’s work is a paint brush turned into a King. He developed a mix of paper marche and plaster to shape his heads and he collected discarded objects of all manner to embellish his creations. This brush is 12″ tall/ the head IS 6″ tall. It is signed and dated 1994. He even made a wire hanging hook on the rear of the brush face. IMAGINATION was born Greg Warmack in 1948 in Chicago (and passed away in Atlanta in 2012). After being shot in the head during a mugging, he was many months recovering from a coma. He had out of body experiences where he traveled and lived in ancient Egypt and other mystical lands. When he awoke and recovered, he renamed himself Mr. Imagination and began working as an artist with old discarded objects such as industrial cast off sand stone, stiff paint brushes, discarded mirrors, chairs. He used bottlecaps as shimmering surfaces to many of his enormous creations. Hi works can be found at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, the Halle Sainte Pierre in Paris, and Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art in Chicago, as well as installations at House of Blues locations in Chicago, Las Vegas and Orlando, Fla. And numerous private collections. The item “MR. IMAGINATION Chicago Afro-Amer. Folk Visionary Paint Brush Ancient King/1994″ is in sale since Thursday, August 9, 2018. This item is in the category “Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art”. The seller is “artistvoodoo” and is located in Willimantic, Connecticut. This item can be shipped to United States.