Art Deco Weekend Photo Puzzle

By | January 15th, 2011 | 2 Comments

Earlier today I swung by the Art Deco Weekend street fair between 5th and 15th on Ocean Drive. The vendors pedaled much schlock — “bottle art”, Britto rip-offs (!), glossy photographs of cresting waves — and the only thing Art Deco about the fair were the hotels lining the west side of the street. Which is to say, the Art Deco fair hasn’t changed much since my mother first dragged me there as a bratty young’n years ago. Still sequined weirdos lunging around on stilts, still jugglers incorporating frightened children into their routines, still speed portraitists splattering the canvas for change. The one below is Tim Decker, a gentleman from the Clearwater county seat. He painted this celebrity portrait in about six minutes. See how many slides it takes you to figure out who he’s painting.

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Not bad, but Denny Dent nailed it in under three minutes.

2 Comments on “Art Deco Weekend Photo Puzzle”

  1. 1 Gayle Miller said at 3:55 pm on March 15th, 2011:

    The street fair is to get people to Ocean Drive to see the fabulous Art Deco Hotels. Once you are there.. there are educational lectures, film series, Classic Car Parade, The Art Deco and MiMo Furniture Exhibit in the Art Deco Welcome Center, Guided Tours of the Historic Districts every hour, The Art Deco Fashion Show inspired by the Art Deco buildings…..

    You should experience the entire thing before you write an article like this…

  2. 2 Jordan Melnick said at 4:22 pm on March 15th, 2011:

    @Gayle Fair enough. I focused on the main billing, the street fair itself. I believe I described it accurately.

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