(1909-1995) McComb, MS

Bowlin, aka the "Rhinestone Cowboy", created an art environment out of his house ("The Beautiful Holy Jewel Home"), his car, and his wardrobe, using glitter, ornaments, spangles, and other found materials. After Bowlin's death, the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI, preserved & relocated the entire house intact; it is now in their permanent collection.

 

 

 

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