Boron, California: King of Toilet Seat Arts (Gone)

King of Toilet Seat Arts (Gone)
In this dusty desert cross-roads, John A. Kostopoulos, "King Of Toilet Seat Arts," painted celebrity portraits and political slogans on lids 'n' rims; over 400 hung from the hurricane fence around his modest home. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
King of Toilet Seat Arts - Farewell
John A. Kostopoulos, "King Of Toilet Seat Arts," died in 1996. We created this page in his memory. Includes audio clips of the King talking about his first toilet seat (Hitler) during an important World War II battle; Saddam Hussein's appreciation for his toilet seat portrait, and a short movie of "The Kostopoulos Punch Technique." Roadsideamerica.com Report...
King of Toilet Seat Arts. Boron, California - Kostopoulos: Saddam Called Me
King of Toilet Seat Arts: From the RoadsideAmerica.com Archives: John A. Kostopoulos told us about a really grateful toilet portrait subject -- Saddam Hussein (1994). Watch Video.
The late artist's first toilet seat was performance art and a political statement. Boron, California - Kostopoulos: First Toilet Seat
King of Toilet Seat Arts: From the RoadsideAmerica.com Archives: John A. Kostopoulos told us about his very first toilet seat painting before WW2's Battle of Casablanca (1994). Watch Video.

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Late King of Toilet Seat Arts

A Shocking Report from Phil "Roadside Chili" Morosky... We asked Phil to scope out the situation in Boron, home of the late King of Toilet Seat Arts. It is as we feared. According to relatives of John Kostopoulos, after his death in 1996, "The seats were taken down as soon as possible and shipped to the dump. A few got into private hands but no one is displaying them. There is some talk of trying to retrieve the few that are around and MAYBE have the local museum display them. Hard to tell what will happen."

[Phil, 06/15/1997]

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