Edward Deeds spent most of his adult life, from 1936 until 1973, in the State Hospital No. 3, a mental hospital in Nevada. Sometime during those years he taught himself to draw. His mother brought him colored pencils and someone at the hospital gave him outdated ledger paper. Deeds' drawings reveal his rich and complex inner life, populated by Civil War soldiers, circus performers, baseball players and an enormous cast of characters who may have been based on family members and people he knew in the hospital and pictures from magazines. Deeds was also obsessed with buildings and machines and wild animals, particularly tigers and deer. In the 50s or 60s, he collected 283 of his drawings, bound them in a book he made himself and presented it to his brother and sister-in-law. In 1969, the book went missing. The family assumed it was lost forever -- but it was rescued from the Springfield dump by a teenage boy, who would keep the book for the next 40 years. In 2007, Harris Diamant, a sculptor and art dealer, purchased the collection and set about trying to solve the mystery of Edward Deeds and his world. Here are some of the drawings.
With Arthur and the Librarian as Simon and Garfunkel, Last to Show First to Go as Neil Young, Dots Not Feathers as Michael Jackson, Palace as ABBA and Via Dove as Aerosmith, held September 8, 2012 at The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Photos by Jason Stoff for the Riverfront Times.
This week, Ian treats his vestigal sweet tooth to Pint Size Bakery & Coffee, Christy Augustin's newish shop on Watson near Chippewa. How did he like it?
Read the review here. In the mean time, enjoy these delicious photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
After a rainy day one which pushed performances indoors, day two of the Big Muddy Blues Festival was able to go on as scheduled as Dr. John and others packed Laclede's Landing on Sunday, September 2, 2012. Photos by Jon Gitchoff.
Even though the outdoor portion of the Del Yeah festival was washed out by the remnants of Hurricane Isaac on Saturday, September 1, 2012, the Old Rock House still had an indoor party during the nighttime hours with performances by Mountain Sprout, Emmitt-Nershi Band and Infamous Stringdusters....
Phish heads rejoice! After three years away, Trey Anastasio and company made the trek back to St. Louis and were greeted with a packed Chaifetz Arena on August 28, 2012. Photos by Jon Gitchoff.
- Review: Phish at Chaifetz Arena, 8/28/12
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LouFest attendees donned their quirky, fun attire for the concerts. Even with rain, sunglasses were a necessity for most. The jorts and shades of neon were also popular items to sport. Photos by Khlood Eid and Jason Stoff.
The second day of the 2012 LouFest was held Sunday, August 26, in Forest Park. The day featured a headlining set by Flaming Lips as well as performances by Dawes, THEESatisfaction, Wild Nothings, CULTS, Pernikoff Brothers, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and Dr. Dog. Photos by Jason Stoff...
The Flaming Lips performed at LouFest 2012 on August 26, 2012. The show was visually stunning with lighting effects, enthusiastic fans and of course, human hamster balls. Check out the review here. Photos by Kholood Eid and Jason Stoff.
The first day of the 2012 LouFest was held Saturday, August 25, in Forest Park. The day featured a headlining set by Girl Talk as well as performances by Sleepy Kitty, , King Fuff, Cotton Mather, Little Barrie, Son Volt, Phantogram and Dinosaur Jr. Photos by Jason Stoff.