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: