Welcome back to my series of postings showcasing kitsch that I discover in snooping around Willis Wonderland…….
I am the proud, new owner of “Too Much Wah Wah”, 4×6, this is a Bubbles the Artist original. I could not be more pleased. I had no idea that this was one of Bubbles biggest selling works of art. I will be posting another picture once “Too Much Wah Wah” is permanently displayed on one of my walls. We love Bubbles!
Yes, Bubbles has sold over 30 renditions of Mr. Wah Wah, some as tiny as this one and then going all the way up to 4 x5 feet tall. One of the latter is owned by Mark Shaiman, co-author of things like the Hairspray musical and Smash or whatever that big TV show is about the girl in a Broadway musical becoming a big star. Mr. Wah Wah greets people when they walk into Mark’s recording studio.
For Bubbles’ complete oeuvre: http://www.bubblestheartist.com
The Riverside Market sign has been in my backyard for at least 20 years. In the late 80’s I had an art studio in one of the rooms at the historical landmark market bearing its name. Historical monument or not, the wrecking ball hit it and I inherited the neon. It’s the oldest neon in the San Fernando Valley and it’s preserved here at Willis Wonderland.
It’s really incredible to see the Riverside Market sign when it’s lit, so beautiful!
This really makes me miss the wonderland….