Thursday, February 4, 2010

Unexpected Art In Unexpected Places

One of the perks of my job is that I get to satisfy my voyeuristic cravings..... I get to enter people's homes and see how they live..... Occasionally, I even run across famous people during my inspections (e.g. Don Doolittle).

I was recently inspecting a senior community in Long Beach, California and saw some art that I did not expect to see..... The te
nant was an elderly Korean man who lives by himself in a small studio apartment and his walls were adorned with his drawings. He doesn't sell the drawings, or even exhibit his drawings outside of his apartment. He did not speak a lot of english, but he was able to communicate the names of the people he had drawn, and he made sure that he told me who was in each drawing. Each. And. Every. One. It was a lot of 'This Tum Hunks' and 'This Dusty Hoof-A-Man'.

He allowed me to take some pictures of his art, and now I get to share them with you.... But I'll spare you the identification of each portrait. (By the way, you can enlarge the photos by clicking on them....)


  1. Those are incredible, really... They almost look like photographs. I want to get him to draw pictures of N & L!

  2. Those are drawings?????

    Wow..that is one talented individual...

  3. They look like pics, this guy is amazing. He should sell those things. I wish I had talent like that, all I can draw are stick

    Great find.

  4. Those are awesome looking. Thank you for taking the time to share them with us.

  5. Those are amazing! Isn't it incredible that there are people out there doing all kinds of cool things that you randomly get to see in your day-to-day life? This made my day.

  6. Wow! Maybe I should go back and try to represent him! Get a chunk of the profits.... lol

  7. Those are really good! I wouldn't mind buying one and hanging it in my house.


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