Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 7

Tom Carapic
Mixed Media Outsider Visionary Art Newspaper Photo Collage 2 Sided Laminated

$400

About

This one is laminated in plastic. Tom Carapic (born 1939), full name Tomislav Sava Čarapić, is an artist who specialises in found object artwork. He also does street art. A prominent Outsider Artist he was a featured artist in the American Visionary Art Museum's End is Near Exhibit. His work was also featured in the exhibition catalog. His work has been sold at Slotin Folk Art. Carapic was born in Velisevac, Serbia (then Kingdom of Yugoslavia). He was educated at a military school in Herzegovina in the 1950s, and served as a sergeant in the Yugoslav People's Army. Afterwards he was denied a college education, possibly because he was not a member of the Communist Party, illegally crossed into Italy in 1961, and, from there, emigrated to the United States. In 1965, he began attending classes at the New York Art Students League, but dropped out soon afterwards, eventually attending the Wilfred Academy of Beauty Culture. He was unable, however, to find steady beauty parlor employment, and worked in menial labor while attending classes in Spanish Education at Manhattan Community College. Due to a problem with accreditation, he was forced to switch to classes in the field of studio art. There he experienced hallucinatory visions that explained his repeated failures to obtain a degree. In the late 1970s, Carapic began experiencing more hallucinatory visions; claiming that his degree problems were caused when "the evil marriage bureau massed the troops" against his college and proceeded with "an Air force bombardment" of the school. After receiving other visitations, he began making and showing his art. Most of his art is centered on found objects, most famously computer keyboards, especially those by IBM. Most of his art consists of these objects, marked with black Sharpie markers, and with green thumbprints and handprints along the objects. His most famous exhibit in New York City is "Big Bang Theory," a doomsday warnings painted on computer keyboards and shoes and construction debris. Bears similarity to the Art Brut movement made famous by Jean Dubuffet. He was inluded in The End is Near! an exhibit which included an unprecedented group of noted thinkers, from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Stephen Jay Gould to Reverend Howard Finster and Apocalypse culture expert ,Adam Parfrey, visionary artists brought together by curator, Roger Manley, for an amazing exhibition at the American Visionary Art Museum, the world’s largest ever mounted on the subjects of Apocalypse, Millennium, and Utopia. The End is Near! featuredwork from the following visionary artists amongst others: William Adkins Z.B. Armstrong Bill Bruley Frank Bruno Harry Leroy Brunson Tom Carapic Pierre Carbonel Howard Finster Tim Fowler Mary Mac Franklin Victor Joseph Gatto Robert Gie Patrick Gimel Hugo Hempel Oskar Herzberg Vojislav Jakic Norbert Kox Charles Keeling Lassiter Stuart Little McKendree Robbins Long Moog (Peter Meyer) Neter (August Natterer) Royal Robertson Xavier Schelkle Hans Schoenleber Bob Smythe John Sowell L.C. Spooner Vonn Stropp Stanislav Szukalski Melvin Milky Way Tony Wise Anthony Yoder David Zeldis Konrad Zeuner included in The Museum of Everything at MONA

Details

  • Artist
    Tom Carapic (1939, Serbian Yugoslavian)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.75 in. (27.31 cm)Width: 16.25 in. (41.28 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    the pieces by this artist sometimes include the plastic bag it is in, colorful fingerprints, tape etc. please see photos.
  • Gallery Location
    Bal Harbour, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3822876643

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Bal Harbour, FL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 1995
1stDibs seller since 2014
746 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Sorrow
By Celia Roberts
Located in Brecon, Powys
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Outsider Art

Materials

Mixed Media

Sorrow
$685 Sale Price
21% Off
California School Teacher
By Elias Telles
Located in Boston, MA
Category

2010s Outsider Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic

ABSTRACT WITH EYES OF SYSTEM
By Purvis Young
Located in Aventura, FL
Category

Late 20th Century Outsider Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Board, Tapestry

EYES WIDE OPEN, EYES SHUT
By Purvis Young
Located in Aventura, FL
Category

Late 20th Century Outsider Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Wood

SCHOOL DAYS
By Purvis Young
Located in Aventura, FL
Category

Late 20th Century Outsider Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Wood

SCHOOL DAYS
$5,250 Sale Price
30% Off
J Ivcevich, Untitled (Silver Tree Mandala), Abstract mixed media on canvas, 2018
By J. Ivcevich
Located in New York, NY
Category

2010s Outsider Art

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media

Future Earth
By Dax Van Aalten
Located in Nashville, TN
Category

2010s Outsider Art

Materials

Ink, Mixed Media

Untitled Negro Troops by Antonio Romano
Located in Chicago, IL
Category

1970s Outsider Art

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery