best non-flammable decorator (2008)

JAMES GALLMAN

With outsider art passé, why not support a real outside artist? JAMES GALLMAN (a retired laborer sporting a Yankees cap, silver chains, and wispy mustache) shows up every day ("weather permitting") to work. Using pre-struck matches fashioned with wood glue and Exacto knives, he assembles earrings, bracelets, frames, and cabinets. While he has no business card ("people know where to find me"), he's happy to include you on his long list of customers who commission him. Outer eastern edge of the Washington Square Park fountain, just west of the Garibaldi statue