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Been There, but Now I can’t Remember if I’ve Done That, 2001, Alfred “Big Al” Taplet
Paint on slate
12 × 16 in
30.5 × 40.6 cm
Shoe shiner turned artist in New Orleans. Big Al’s signs attracted the attention of tourists and businesses alike. His life lesson quips and bright colours bring a sense of humorous reality to anyone’s collection. Over 70 artworks were purchased by the House of Blues.