Learn More About Big al taplet Big Al's Shoe Shines Professional (G-214-6) 12" x 6 1/2" paint on corrugated metal Signed $125 Availability and Order No Money Eat Later (#G-218-2) 12" x 12" Paint on slate Post Katrina - 2006 $200 Availability and Order God Bless America (#G-218-14) 15 3/4" x 8 3/4" paint on slate survived Katrina Dated 2001 Signed $225 Availability and Order Side-1 Reverse No Runny Eggs #G-218-19 21" not signed or dated paint on trashcan lid double sided $200 Availability and Order What Goes Around Comes Around (#G-217-4) 12" x 12" signed and dated 2009 on slate bright colors very good condition SOLD Availability and Order The Lord Works in Mysterious Ways (#G-218-5) 16" x 12" paint on slate Signed and dated 2005 SOLD Availability and Order No Money No Eggs No Grits (#G-218-6)14" x 10"signed and dated 2005paint on slate - pre-Katrina from his home in New OrleansSOLD Availability and Order If You Like This Art (#G-218-7) 16" x 12" signed, dated 2003 pre-Katrina on slate $225 Availability and Order Big Chief Running Shoe (#G-217-6) 18" x 12 1/4" signed and dated 2001 pre-Katrina paint on slate $225 Availability and Order No Runny No Eggs No Grits (#G-218-9) 16" x 12" signed and dated 2005 paint on slate $225 Availability and Order Put A Heart Into Your Shoes (#G-218-11) 14" x 10" signed and dated 2000 paint on slate SOLD Availability and Order Jesus Says Buy More Folk Art (#903) 16" x 10 5/8" signed and dated 2005 paint on wood $225 Availability and Order A Happy Shoe is a Foxy Shoe (#G-218-12) 10" x 16" signed and dated 2004 paint on slate $225 Availability and Order Big Al's Professional Shoe Shines Stop (#G-218-13) 14" x 10" signed dated 2002 on slate $225 Availability and Order Reverse I've Gone To The Quarter (#G-218-15) 12" x 8 1/2" paint on slate two sided Dated 2004 Signed $200 Availability and Order About the Artist Alfred “Big Al” Taplet Big Al Taplet first began painting old pieces of slate to advertise his Jackson Square shoe shine stand in New Orleans. Big Al would hang his signs on the fence and in the trees surrounding his stand to attract customers. His bold, colorful graphic signs with humorous sayings began to attract folk art collectors as well as the intended shoe shine customers. Big Al Taplet, along with his lighthearted creations, is listed in “Comtemporary American Folk Art, A Collector’s Guide” Rosenak and “Self-Taught, Outsider and Folk Art”, Betty-Carol Sellen. After enduring and surviving Hurricane Katrina, Big Al moved to Texas where he lived and continued to work on his art. Sadly, Big Al has since passed away. He had been in ill health for quite some time. He and his unique art will be greatly missed.