Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summer's Salvage Bounty

So often you drive to East Jesus and find nothing. That was my June effort, going to all of these shows and turning up so little I could get excited about and blowing my weekends in the process. The salvage gods must have been sick of my bitching or decided it was my turn to have the big score. I found so much cool stuff this month, I'm pinching myself. It's exactly the kind of thing I want to be known for; big, outrageous, cartoonish bits of Americana. If you haven't been in the store lately, now's the time to check it out. I promise it's not what everybody else has!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Went Fishing, Caught a Whopper

And man do I have the bruises and sore muscles to prove it....Hit the motherlode of giant stuff and had a major Koons/Oldenburg moment. The pike is 14', had to be forklifted onto a 24'truck to squeeze in with a 300 lb.neon sign, carnival ride (the octopus for you carnie fans), checker cab door (new york drivers), deco candies' sign, 4' church window, an 8' tree root (don't ask, someone had to have it...)and gilda the put-together cow head with red lights for eye plus plus plus. The store is so jammed, the fish is outside. Don't miss this crazy collection, run don't walk, to the heritage company.