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David Larson’s Signs and Panels

Bill Hickman, a wonderful chef of Rathskellar fame, had David make this. The other signs were made for the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store, where David worked for some years and where he gathered materials for his “Outsider Art.”

from Susan C

 

from Viki B

 

from Dierdre S

 

 

from Alan B

 

                from Karen R

 

from Susan C

 

from Alan B

 

from Alan B

 

from Mary R

 

from Peter L

 

from Peter L

 

from Randy A

 

These last signs are a few David made for the Veggie Bar, which Art Deco operated off of Tryon Road.

from Mary McV

 

from Art D

 

David Larson Art webpage

January 20, 2022 Posted by | art, David Larson | Leave a comment

Larson: Small Press and Zine Illustration

from an early Paper Plant publication

David illustrated several of The Paper Plant’s chapbooks, as well as for Peloria Press (Jim Shell and David Kelly) and the recently published book The Orphan by Dave Wilson. He was a major artist for Scream, the most important creative magazine of its day in Raleigh. His covers inaugurated zines by both Margaret and  Lee Johnson. His band poster work led into fertile ground as the “Mr Creative” of the Rollywood Funny Papers. His pastels graced the covers of the seed catalogs published by the late Russell Boone, publisher of Scream. Any publisher or writer was thrilled to be blessed by his work.

 

 

original sketch

 

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Scream Magazine, published by Russell Boone,  issued 7 volumes.

 

 

Scream # 2

Scream #2 back

 

 

Below is an illustrated story in Scream by David Weaver. He was a close friend and part of the amazing Larson cadre from ECU, so the story itself is also imaged.

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from Randy A – Boone’s Seeds original

 

from Kim B (original)

 

Larson’s work for Russell Boone’s Seed company is archived at Alternating Crimes.

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from John DJ – S. Lifestyle original

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self-published chapbook by ECU friend Roger Lell

Cannibal love

Cannibal picnic

Macho Cannibal

Suicidal Cannibal

Missionary Cannibal

Catholic Cannibal

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David illustrated and lettered a flyer for the Artspace show Hats, Masks & Headgear. The exhibition involved several friends of David who had formed a weekly writing workshop.

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In 2018 Susan Crane and Neal Hutcheson published posthumously The Orphan by Dave Wilson, a Raleigh musician and writer who is as beloved and missed as David. The novel was originally published in blog form, early in that format’s history. David had done the illustrations long before the final publication.

Orphan interior illustration

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David Larson Art webpage

January 20, 2022 Posted by | art, David Larson, Raleigh history | Leave a comment

David Larson Celebrations and Statements

Enjoy these, from Christmas cards to one of the most powerful statements I ever saw from an individual artist that I knew.

 

                 from David Norris – sepia ink on printed card

 

from John and Cara DJ

 

from Debbie B (original)

 

from David N

 

 

 

 

from Karen W

 

 

 

from Cheryl P “Pin the Hippie”

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from The Paper Plant

 

When NC resumed executions with James Hutchinson in 1984, David posted these around town. Weaver remembers helping with Hillsborough Street, while Kurt F recalls driving David to the Governor’s Mansion, where “they got run off.”

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David Larson Art webpage

January 19, 2022 Posted by | art, David Larson | Leave a comment

Larson: Drawings, Prints & Other

from Pat M

from Lucy I

from Debbie B

from Kim B

from Richard B

from Debbie B

from Alison T

from Danny G

from Ian B

from Cheryl P

from Johnny B “Ghost of Uncle Sam”

from David N

from Michele L S

from Lori R McC

from Lori R McC

from Randy A

from Ginny W P

from Ginny W P

from Matt Neel

from Sasser Street

from Sasser Street

from Bill H and Pat M (magnet)

from Alan B

from Alan B

from Susan C

from Matt N

from Kim B – bookmark

from Kim B – bookmark

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printmaking plate from ECU days

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collaboration with Marek Bireline

Alan B FB post with Larson/Bireline collabs

David N and David L draw each other

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Stickers

from Richard B (sign swiped by Bill M)

from John DJ

Bill M sticker spread

Bill M sticker spread 2

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Below are 4 of the original pieces that came from Karl’s house on Cox Avenue to be shown at the original tiny location of the Paper Plant Bookstore on Salisbury Street in downtown Raleigh.

               from Doug J

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from John DJ

This lovely gal, a paper cut-out, came out of the closet in the Park Ave. apartment (by the I-Hop) during the final party before destruction of that house. Everyone graffiti=ed all the walls – David had already lettered this out in the hall “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.”

David Larson Art webpage

January 18, 2022 Posted by | art, David Larson | Leave a comment

David Larson Oils and Works on Wood

from Ginny W P

 

 

John DJ

 

John and Cara wedding gift

 

from Debbie B

 

from Debbie B

 

                from Phil Larson

 

from Tommy L – a fav of Karls – 50″x33″

 

from Mark H

He gave Mom and I this great painting for a song, after turning down a lot more for it at Easy Street one night, where it was hanging in Jim’s office. Madelyn only allowed it on the wall when I was in town. I had to wrap it in a sheet and hide it behind the sofa when I left. That went on for years.
Thanks David Larson.

 

from Leatha Koefler   Juvenile Duds

 

from Sasser Street

 

from Sasser Street

 

from Sasser Street

 

from Mike R (via Dierdre)

 

from Nina F

 

from Mary R

 

from Mary R

 

from Debbie B

 

from Debbie B

 

from Alan B

 

from Alan B

 

from Pat M

 

from Dawn C

 

snapshot to upgrade

 

from Viki B St. Cecilia

 

Only this painting survived from the paintings in the burning house

 

David Larson Art webpage

January 18, 2022 Posted by | art, David Larson | 1 Comment