Pop-Realism

Imperial Fishing Knife
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If you were a boy growing up on the St. Clair River in Algonac, Michigan, there was a good chance you got hockey gear for Christmas and fishing stuff for your birthday. My parents gave me this fishing knife when...
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Wilson T2000 Tennis Racquet
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The first varsity letter I won was playing tennis. Well, actually, I was on the tennis team and played enough to be given a letter. My favorite tennis racquet was the Wilson T2000 with oil-filled nylon strings. It was the...
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Orange Tootsie Pop No.1
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The first Tootsie Pop I drew was a smaller Chocolate drawing. It was also my very first internet sale on SaatchiArt.com. But wanting to do something bigger, I decided to draw this Orange Tootsie Pop. I was finally able to...
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Cherry Tootsie Pop
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As a kid growing up in Algonac, Michigan, we use to hop on our bikes and ride along M29 searching for pop and beer bottles people had thrown from their car windows. I guess there weren’t littering laws back then,...
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Roy Rogers Pocket Knife
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This was another one of those cool birthday gifts I got as a kid. I, actually, think it was a promotional tchotchke sent to my Dad when he worked at Willey Sign Company in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. He gave me...
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Vintage Barlow Pocket Knife
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Once again, I ran out of drawing paper so I was experimenting with some old Canson paper I’ve had for 35 years. This was my first Barlow pocket knife I bought at the Pte. Tremble Market on M-59 in Algonac,...
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Wilson Jack Kramer Tennis Racquet
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There are so many beautiful tennis racquets, pre-graphite introduction, made from laminated wood. As a kid growing up in Algonac, Michigan, I wished I could have owned anyone of these. Eventually, I was able to save up and buy the...
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Vintage Zippo Lighter
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Up until I was probably 19, my Dad was a smoker. Then one day he quit cold turkey and never smoked again for the next two-and-half decades. When I was just a kid though, he smoked two packs a day...
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1970’s Vintage Squirt Gun
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I remember playing in the basement of my Grandma and Grandpa Carter’s house in Royal Oak, Michigan when we were kids. One of the things they had in the basement was a play box, filled with odds and ends for...
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GI Joe
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Okay, what kid didn’t have a GI Joe back in the day? I only had one, but apparently, there was a miss communication between my Mom and my Grandma one Christmas because I ended up with two GI Joe Space...
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