Details

Title

Guitar Man

Artist/Maker

Gregory Warmack (Mr. Imagination) (American, 1948–2012)

Date

1990s

Medium

Mixed media

Dimensions

43 x 17 x 8 inches

Credit

Gift of the Folk Art Society of America and Lynne and Jim Browne

Accession #

2012.132

On View

On View - Stent Family Wing, Skyway, Gallery 404

To make his Guitar Man, Mr. Imagination used the same technique of layering and connecting bottle caps as the artist of this 1930s basket. Mr. Imagination resurrected discarded materials, transforming them into playful forms such as this half instrument, half human. Whereas the maker of the basket is Unidentified, Mr. Imagination was a widely celebrated self-taught artist who had a significant following here in Atlanta, where he spent the last years of his life.

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