Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tinkertown Museum

Genius at work. More about the artist here.




2 comments:

Goggla said...

I wonder if that Grandmother fortune teller is related to the one currently at Coney Island. Sisters?

Jill said...

We can do a DNA test! All the carny machines in this museum worked for a quarter. This one spit out a fortune card. Others played music and most of the displays moved when a button was pushed.

The guy who created it over the course of 30 years or so wrote a book "What I did accomplished while you watched TV." His paying job was a carnival painter. He died rather young, in his 50's. His wife is running the thing now in his honor. It is a brilliant display of obsessive arts and craftsmanship.