Hyattsville, Maryland: Vanadu: Art-Covered House and Cars

Retired museum art conservator A. Clarke Bedford has spent years covering the exterior of his small suburban house, and his two cars, with recycled, visually interesting junk.
Address:
3810 Nicholson St., Hyattsville, MD
Directions:
Baltimore-Washington Pky exit at Hyattsville. Turn east onto Hwy 410/Riverdale Rd. Drive 2.5 miles. Turn left at the stoplight onto 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.
Admission:
Free
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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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