Airport Art 2

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Airport Art 1 began in Northern California; an hour and a half later, and several miles down the road, and I was in Southern California.

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It turns out that leaving Southern California to return home was not so easy. Bad weather all over California that weekend caused a domino delay effect. I had a couple of hours to enjoy the art in Orange County’s John Wayne Airport. The work of artist Robert Dowd was on display.

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Robert Dowd moved from Detroit where he studied, to San Francisco in 1960 and began his artwork on postage stamps. When I first saw these, I had to walk up close to realize they are paintings.

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Dowd moved to LA in 1961…what? only one year in San Francisco? Oh, well, then he began his work on painting currency, and had a bit of a run in with the FBI (J. Edgar and all that)

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The FBI “interviewed” Dowd and seemed to confiscate paintings here and there

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Dowd gave the money painting up and began other works, part of the pop art world

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But then, it was time to go. The flight was ready

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About Angeline M

Love to travel, read, garden. I am a nurse case manager working in Disease Management. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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12 Responses to Airport Art 2

  1. Imelda says:

    I love stamps. I used to collect them – they were like tiny pieces of art. And history.
    These pieces of art turned things around – the stamp became the subject of art. 🙂

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  2. Very nice post Angeline. I like this art.

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  3. Great art and photos!

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  4. Reblogged this on Love&Anarchy Furniture and commented:
    I found this wonderful blog by Angelinem that has a lot of pieces that really inspire me. I love the “Spot” sign. Maybe i can do something in terms of making “sign” poufs/ottomans. I love anything that seems “Pop Art” ish. Don’t doubt there will be more reblogs like this to come. Enjoy!

    And, of course, great work, Angelinem!

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  5. Love how you captured the beautiful and artistic side of the airport. It is a great way to unstress during the long wait, delayed flights, and lack of sleep during travels.

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  6. Fabulous and FUN! Please treat us to more airport art or other kinds of public art – so interesting.

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