January 31, 2018- (Key West, FL). Key West Art & Historical Society seeks to borrow Captain Outrageous artwork for “That’s Outrageous!” Exhibit

The Key West Art & Historical Society is seeking to borrow Captain Outrageous artwork from collectors to exhibit in “That’s Outrageous!,” a Captain Outrageous retrospective that will open Friday, April 13 and run through Sunday, June 24 in the Bryan Gallery at the Custom House Museum.

“That’s Outrageous!” is the first major exhibition to examine the artwork of one of Key West’s most famous artists, Captain Outrageous. The exhibit will feature more than 100 works and will explore his pop art style across several different mediums.

During his four decades in Key West, Captain Outrageous imprinted his indelible mark on the island with both his colorful artwork and personality. He made the world his canvas and painted thousands of items – bicycles, scooters, furniture, clothing, mannequins, cars, camper vans, sinks, musical instruments, telephones, and even toilet seats – with a pop art design style à la Roy Lichenstein, but with a flair and humor decidedly his own. A true Key West character, he embodied the spirit of the island, and his creations are celebrated and collected by many.

“By inviting collectors to share their Captain Outrageous treasures in the exhibit, we aim to demonstrate his widespread impact on our community,” says Cori Convertito, Ph.D., curator for the Key West Art & Historical Society.

For more information, or to submit your Captain Outrageous artwork for consideration, call Cori Convertito, Ph.D., at 305.295.6616 x 112, email her at cconvertitofarrar@kwahs.org, or visit kwahs.org. Your Museums. Your Community. It Takes an Island.

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Photo of Captain Outrageous courtesy of Rob O’Neal.