Hyattsville, Maryland: Vanadu Art House

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Address:
3810 Nicholson St., Hyattsville, MD
Directions:
Baltimore-Washington Pky exit at Hyattsville. Turn west onto MD-410/Riverdale Rd. Drive 2.5 miles. Turn left at the stoplight onto MD-500/Queens Chapel Rd. Drive a half-mile. Turn left (no stoplight) onto Nicholson St. Vanadu is the sixth house on the left. Private residence; easily visible from the street. Please don't touch the art.
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Vanadu Art House.

Vanadu Art House

Retired museum art conservator A. Clarke Bedford has spent years covering the exterior of his small suburban house, and his cars, with recycled, visually mesmerizing junk.

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Art cars.

Vanadu: Art-Covered House and Cars

There are now three art cars parked on the streetin front of Vanadu.

[caitlin, 03/30/2018]

Vanadu.

Vanadu - A Totally Decorated House

Artist A. Clarke Bedford has completely decorated the front and sides of his house with all kinds of recycled materials -- sculptures, mosaics, mirrors, and more! If all that's not enough, he usually has at least two art cars, which are also just as heavily decorated as his home, parked outside. It's a total feast for the eyes.

[Kimberly Keyes, 07/17/2016]

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