Tag Archive | Gumball Machine

Modern Art Monday Presents: Wayne Thiebaud, Candy Ball Machine

Candy Ball Machine
Photo By Gail

Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920) is an American painter widely known for his colorful works depicting commonplace objects — pies, lipsticks, paint cans, ice cream cones, pastries, and hot dogs — as well as for his landscapes and figure paintings. In his defense of common objects as being suitable for painting, as seen with Candy Ball Machine (1977), Thiebaud often mentions the gumball machine.  “A gumball machine can be a kind of icon, with its simple beauty, its colors, its relationship, its magic — we put in a penny and out comes a brightly colored gumball or prize. It is  a glorious toy which we adults miss the wonder of.”

Photographed as Part of the Exhibit, Wayne Thiebaud, Draftsman, Which is on View at The Morgan Library in NYC Through September 23rd, 2018.

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Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Gumball Machine Window Display

Pink Gumball Machine Window Display
Photos By Gail

Pink Gumball Machine Window Display Photographed at Dylan’s Candy Bar, Located on Third Avenue between 60th and 61st Streets in NYC.
Pink Gumball Machine Window Display

Spiderman Kiddie Ride

Spiderman Kiddie Ride2
Photo By Gail

I passed this little guy while walking on Broadway near the Flushing Avenue J Train stop in the Bushwick section Brooklyn. I am not sure how much it costs to ride, but Spiderman gets to ride shotgun.