Tuesday, June 23, 2015

pink flamingo creator dies

BOSTON (AP) — Don Featherstone was a classically trained painter, a talented sculptor and artist who became famous for creating the pink plastic lawn flamingo — the ultimate piece of American suburban kitsch.
And it didn't bother him a bit....
Featherstone kept his real artistic talent under wraps to everyone except those closest to him, Abrahams said.
"He decided it would destroy the illusion and pleasure for people who knew him for the flamingo, so he only let those very close to him see his work," he said.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure he was a nice guy, but the flamingo's really are a pox on american aesthetics.