West Texas Talk:
Texas Artist Bob ‘Daddy-O’ Wade

A “pioneer of Texas funk” and “connoisseur of Southwestern kitsch,”artist Bob Wade is known for his sculptures that mix iconic Texas symbols with highway kitsch. He speaks with Marfa Public Radio about yo-yos, Playboy Marfa, art vs. advertising, Boyd Elder, growing up in West Texas hotels, Kinky Friedman, public art, Big Tex, and more. The full-length conversation is podcast above.

Artist Bob Wade at the KRTS Studios, August 2013.

Artist Bob Wade at the KRTS Studios, August 2013.

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