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    BOB SCHROPE "DADDY-O" WADE (American, b.1943)
    Gusher Fire, 2008
    Acrylic on digital canvas
    36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
    Inscribed verso: "Gusher Fire" © Bob Wade '08 / B.S. Wade

    Bob "Daddy-O" Wade, Austin native and resident, is a modern Texas art legend. The Chicago Tribune called him a "legendary free spirit" who is "larger than life." Most famous for monumental sculptures and photo-realistic painting, his large sculptures are seen across Texas from San Antonio to Dallas to Abilene, and his paintings can be found in almost every art museum in the state. He has been the recipient of three grants from the National Endowment of the Arts and has had his work exhibited in Biennials in Paris, New Orleans, and The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Daddy-O is known for painting photos and iconic images to look like vintage hand-tinted photography, allowing him to play with visual iconography and modern concepts of the old and new "American West" in Texas. He creates a surreal sense of the past and present colliding with a large measure of humor, playfulness, and self-proclaimed weirdness that characterizes his work.



    Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000.

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    Framed to an overall size of 37 x 24.75 inches.

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    November, 2010
    20th Saturday
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