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Santa Fe, New Mexico: Big Dynamite and Gold Golf Ball

Gilt frame business has put its extra gold leaf to good use. The parking lot displays big sticks of dynamite wrapped in gold barbed wire, and a large gold golf ball. Inside, a huge gold grenade.

Goldleaf Framemakers

627 W. Alameda St., Santa Fe, NM
Goldleaf Framemakers. West side of downtown, on the north side of W. Alameda St., just east of US-285/St. Francis Drive.
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Big Dynamite and Gold Golf Ball

When we passed by at night the lights on the porch seemed to be going haywire to a creepy effect.

[Paige, 02/01/2020]


Goldleaf Artwork

There are statues of giant items in the Goldleaf Framemakers parking lot, near the Santa Fe Plaza. Giant red sticks of dynamite held together with gold barbed wire (in the parking lot), two giant gold balls on top of each other, and a giant gold golf ball on a tee near the building. According to Goldleaf's website, "Goldleaf Framemakers is a leading manufacturer of hand-carved, gilded, finished-corner picture frames."

[Marc B., 04/25/2019]

The big artworks were made by David and Matthew Horowitz, a father-son team. Inside the building is a big gold-plated grenade, and a real gold-plated napalm bomb.

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