Salvatore Verdirome (‘Sal Verdi’), Sanctuary of Love

Salvatore Verdirome (‘Sal Verdi’)

Norwich, Connecticut
Fred Smith, Wisconsin Concrete Park

Fred Smith (1886-1976)

Phillips, Wisconsin
Ted Townsend, Tool fence

Ted Townsend (1889-1970)

Hennessey, Oklahoma
Howard Finster, Paradise Garden

Howard Finster (1916–2001)

Summerville, Georgia
Michael Kahn & Leda Livant-Kahn, Eliphante

Michael Kahn (March 30, 1936 – December 2007) and Leda Livant-Kahn (b. September 17, 1925)

Cornville, Arizona
Adolphe-Julien (Abbé) Fouré, Les Rochers Sculptés (The Sculpted Rocks)

Adolphe-Julien (Abbé) Fouré (1839-1910)

Saint-Malo, France
Clement ‘Pop’ Shaffer, Shaffer Hotel and Rancho Bonito

Clement ‘Pop’ Shaffer (b. 1880)

Mountainair, New Mexico
Antonio Goncalves

Antonio Goncalves b. 1938

Bridgeport, Connecticut
Anton Flatoff, Tony’s Fan Fair

Anton “Tony” Flatoff (1914; death ca 1995)

Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Pierre Avezard, Le Manège (The Merry-go-round)

Pierre Avezard (1909-1992)

Dicy, France
Al Butler, Calexico Colossal

Al Butler (1908-1977)

Calexico, California
Julio Basanta, Casa de Dios (House of God)

Julio Basanta (1933-2018)

Épila, Spain
Margaret’s Grocery and Market

Reverend Harmon D. Dennis (March 25, 1916 – September 6, 2011) and Margaret Dennis (February 8, 1916 – October 7, 2009)

Vicksburg, Mississippi
Josep Pujiula i Vila, Poblat Salvatge  (“Wild Village”), Towers, and Labyrinth

Josep Pujiula i Vila (1937-2016)

Argelaguer, Spain
Bronislaus Luszcz, Black Madonna Shrine

Bronislaus Luszcz (1893-1960)

Pacific, Missouri
Alexis le Breton, Seigneurie de la mare au poivre (Country manor of Pepper Pond)

Alexis le Breton (1929-2009)

Locqueltas, France
Billy Tripp, The Mindfield Cemetery

Billy Tripp

Brownsville, Tennessee
Howard McDaniel, Life of Christ Museum and Coal Chapel

Howard McDaniel (b. 1932)

Tygart, West Virginia
Josep Sala i Prat, Granja La Riviera [“The River” Farm]

Josep Sala i Prat (b.1928)

Borrassà, Spain
Vojtech Kopic, Kopicova skalni galerie (Kopic's sculpted rocks)

Vojtech Kopic (1909-1978

Kacanovy, Czech Republic
Emeryville Mud Flats (AKA Driftwood sculptures - Tidal Flats)

Oakland, California
Raymond Isidore, La Maison de Picassiette

Raymond Isidore (1900-1964)

Chartres, France
Noah Purifoy, Outdoor Desert Art Museum

Noah Purifoy

Joshua Tree, California
Silvio Barile, Italian-American Museum

Silvio Barile

Redford Charter Township, Michigan
Fernand Chatelain, “Le jardin humoristique” (“The humoristic garden”)

Fernand Chatelain (1899-1998)

Fyé, France
Charles W. Gregory, Wonder Tower

Charles W. Gregory

Genoa, Colorado
Duke Cahill, Yard art (statues and assemblage fence)

Duke Cahill (b. 1920)

Sacramento, California
Memorial Wall

Various authors

Aptos, California
John Hollenbeck, 96 windmills

John Hollenbeck (b. 1912)

Cottonwood Falls, Kansas
Antoni Macià Cassany, Zoo Empordà [Zoo of the Empordà region]

Antoni Macià Cassany (aka Casany) (1918 – 2007)

Girona, Spain
Peter Valentine, Moose and Grizzly Bear’s Ville

Peter Valentine

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Louis le Roy, Ecokathedraal (Eco-Cathedral)

Louis le Roy (1924-2012)

Mildam, The Netherlands
Loren Finch, El Fincho Rancho (Zip Zag Zoo)

Loren Finch

Agate Beach, Oregon
Arctic Brotherhood Hall

Order of Arctic Brotherhood

Skagway, Alaska
Roger Chomeaux (Chomo), Le village d’art préludien (The Village of Preludian art)

Roger Chomeaux (Chomo) (1907-1999)

Achères-la-Forêt, France
Lonnie Holley, The Sandman

Lonnie Holley (The Sandman)

Birmingham, Alabama
Marcel Druffel, Power Co.

Marcel Druffel

Pullman, Washington
Prum, Skinny Girl TV Repair, aka Prum’s TV Clinic

Prum (b. ca. 1950)

Tempe, Arizona
Dr. Charles Smith, African-American Heritage Museum and Black Veterans Archive

Dr. Charles Smith (born 11/22/1940)

Hammond, Louisiana
Justo Gallego Martinez's Cathedral

Justo Gallego Martínez (b. 1925)

Madrid, Spain

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