Pretty sure this is the first time I’ve ever seen one of Mose T’s works framed. And, wow, here we have 90+ with that treatment.
This is the ‘As Mose T Would See It’ exhibit going on now through July 2, 2015 at Wallace State in Hanceville, Alabama. It’s on loan from Dr. R. Douglas Hawkins of Troy — a nice collection as some of the subject matter isn’t always of the most popular subjects (and included are some of the more ‘adult’ ones):
In April, HuffPo published ‘How An Alabama Handyman Became One Of America’s Most Beloved Outsider Artists‘ (btw, those images from the TN Valley Museum of Art are the framed paintings from this exhibit):
…Tolliver is now one of the most beloved folk artists in American history. His works sell for thousands and are featured in folk and outsider art exhibitions around the country. As Dr. Robert Bishop, Director of the Museum of American Folk Art, said: “You can hang him beside a Picasso, and you have the same kind of creativity and deep personal vision.”