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Red Grooms (American/Tennessee, 1937- ), paintings of the Red Grooms Fox Trot carousel and fantasy theme park "Redsville", plus two other Nashville/Grooms related works. The Carousel and Redsville works are concept illustrations, designed as overlays to be used in presentations to the city of Nashville circa 1994 and are mixed media (paint and colored marker on clear transparency film material; temporarily housed in clear sheath with white backing). The carousel study shows the exterior of the carousel (but not the character-horses themselves); Redsville includes whimsical images such as guitars scattered across a street made of piano keys,"Waylon Jennings' Giant Tour Bus", a "Haunted Hayloft" and an arch ascending to a jet plane; at far right is a schoolhouse with marquee sign "The Battle of Franklin" overhead. Both works inscribed "For Ann and Bob" and signed Red Grooms lower right; "Redsville" is also dated 1986. Carousel – 18 " x 12-1/2" image, 19-1/2" x 37" sheet. Redsville – 6" x 14" image, 19-3/4" x 18" sheet. Note: The life-sized and fully functional Red Grooms Fox Trot Carousel, which the artist described as a "sculpto-pictorama", was built and installed at the Nashville Riverfront in the late 1990s. However, it was removed several years later and is currently in storage at the Tennessee State Museum until a new location becomes available. "Redsville", an idealized theme park for Nashville's Riverfront, never materialized. Also included with this lot is a small lithographed card of a dog titled "Push and Gouge" attributed to Lysiane Luong (wife of Red Grooms) and signed by Red Grooms, numbered 19/41, 6-3/8"H x 5-3/8" sight, 11"H x 8-7/8" framed; and an original pen and marker on paper sketch of a chapel, possibly a design for St. Augustine's Chapel, Nashville, unsigned but likely by architect Bob Street, 5"H x 6-7/8" W sight, 11"h x 9" framed. Provenance: the collection of Ann and Bob Street, Nashville, Tenn.; Grooms works were gifts of the artist. CONDITION: Good condition; minor surface grime and smudging on both Redsville and Carousel and thumbdings to transparency paper. 2nd grouping – Minor smudge in lower right quadrant of original chapel drawing, minor surface grime on litho of dog; overall very good condition.