Airport Art 2


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.


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.


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.



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)


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



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


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


About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. 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. 🙂


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


  3. Great art and photos!


  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!


  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.


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


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