Found object assemblage / 8.20.11 / 14X27″ | $100

Growing up in Phoenix was interesting. I learned to love the rain, the swamp cooler and the Wallace & Ladmo Show.

The daytime kiddie show ran from 1954 to 1989, had a live audience of slobbering rugrats and featured classic Looney Tunes and hilarious skits. Ladmo was the innocent good-guy of the ensemble. He was beloved by everyone. When Ladimir Kwiatkowski died in 1994, all of Phoenix shut down in mourning.

I never won a Ladmo Bag, the holy grail of every young follower of the show, but they still entertained me almost every day of my youth.

If you’re interested, check out this site,¬†

And here’s a wonderful clip on youtube: