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Broken Glass Will Tear Out Your Sole, 1999, Al “Big Al” Taplet
Paint on slate
12 × 16 in
30.5 × 40.6 cm
Shoe shiner turned Outsider artist from New Orleans. His colourful and witty quips attracted more than just shoe shines. After popularity received from tourists, local House of Blues venue purchased over 70, and gained nation wide gallery representation