Isotopes of Furniture, a 1971 painting by Franz Jozef Ponstingl that appears in the 2020 show at the Michener Art Museum.

In the March 2020 issue of Art & Antiques, I wrote about Franz Jozef Ponstingl, a 20th century artist from Pennsylvania whose works look like the covers of science fiction novels to-be-written.

Ponstingl’s story is a classic tale of an undiscovered artist. Once, in frustration, he hauled his entire output to the local Salvation Army. (Spoiler alert: It didn’t stay there).

The Art & Antiques story references Ponstingl: Dreams of Past Futures, an exhibit at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, until June 20, 2020.

Here’s a direct link to the story.

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