BFD Acquires Several Original Roscoes

For the first time on the interwebs, Baseball for Dinner has been able to acquire, one-of-a-kind pieces of art from the recluse painter Roscoe Bosco III. Little is known about this artist, like the the Sasquatch of North America no certifiable video footage exists of the phenomenon. Baseball for Dinner was able to gain access to these paintings by baiting a trap with a peanut-butter and anchovy quiche, but unfortunately the artist escaped before we were able to conduct an interview. It seems he used the paintings as deadweight to propel his body out of the fenced in area, using a makeshift catapult created out of a bicycle wheel and an old mattress.

Enjoy these brief glimpses into the mind of a mad genius still at large somewhere across the United States of America, and rest assured that BFD is bringing in the top experts to help find a way to get Roscoe Bosco III into our studio to give us his perceptives on his work.

Holding Nonsense in My Hand - Acrylic on Canvas

Holding Nonsense in My Hand - Acrylic on Canvas

This piece is one of the earliest Original Roscoes, dating back somewhere between prehistoric times and late summer/early fall of 2008. From the brush strokes found in the background, BFD’s resident Roscoe expert, Dr. Philip M. Swontinson, feels that this was during a brief period of exposure to classical music, which only appears in one or two Original Roscoes, making it heralded among collectors around the globe.


A Bitter Sadness in the Looking Glass - Acrylic on Cardboard

A Bitter Sadness in the Looking Glass - Acrylic on Cardboard

People have seen a range of details hidden in this work, ranging from the quality of a baboon in the facial expression to a red raven making up the mouth portion. This piece, along with others, can be seen in the film Underscore.

The Quest for the Ever Elusive Space Squid - Acrylic on Canvas Board

The Quest for the Ever Elusive Space Squid - Acrylic on Canvas Board

The particular painting is said to be inspired by a poem of the same name, but our researchers have yet to find a complete version of the poem. This particular piece currently resides in the private collection of Trill Troysen.

The Om of the Lettermen - Acrylic on LP Cover

The Om of the Lettermen - Acrylic on LP Cover

The Om of the Lettermen started out as refuse strewn along a walkway to prevent mud from tainting a local residence in Grand Rapids, MI, but on one of his rare public appearance Roscoe Bosco III managed to finagle the procurement of the trash to give it life anew as art.

Pin Striped One and Two - Acrylic on Cardboard

Pin Striped One and Two - Acrylic on Cardboard

The last two pieces currently in the hands of BFD affiliates are simply titled” Pin Striped One” and “Pin Striped Two.” They are companion pieces designed to fit into one another to form a box; this comes from Roscoe Boscoe III’s brief parlance into functional art, but he found the criteria too limiting for his ever expanding collection of rule-breaking paintings.

If anyone out there knows of any other Original Roscoes floating around, please feel free to contact BFD to help us make sure this artist isn’t lost for future generations.

Photos courtesy of Erin Elizabeth.

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