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

King of Toilet Seat Arts

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.

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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).

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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 Roadside Archives: John A. Kostopoulos told us in 1994 about his very first toilet seat painting before WW2's Battle of Casablanca in 1942.

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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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