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About Ted’s Heads

Ted’s Heads is an awe-inspiring series of sculptures created by artist Ted Ludwiczak. These heads are not just sculptures, they are works of art that express emotions, thoughts, and feelings. Each head is a handcrafted masterpiece made of a mixture of stone and metal, carefully selected and blended to create a unique and captivating look. The intricate details and unique personalities of each head make them a standout piece in any art collection.

What sets Ted Ludwiczak’s heads apart is the meticulous attention to detail that goes into each piece. He took the time to ensure that every aspect of the head is crafted to perfection, from the expressions on the faces to the textures of the materials. These heads are not only aesthetically pleasing; they are also designed to provoke thought and contemplation. Each head represents a facet of humanity and its complexities, encouraging the viewer to reflect on their own identity and place in the world. In this way, Ted’s Heads are not just sculptures, they are thought-provoking works of art.

If you’re a fan of art and want to experience something truly unique and captivating, Ted’s Heads is a must-see. These heads are not just sculptures; they are a reflection of the artist’s soul and a testament to his talent and creativity. They are a true work of art and an experience that will stay with you long after you have left the gallery. So come and discover the world of Ted’s Heads and experience the beauty and thought-provoking nature of these one-of-a-kind creations.

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About Ted Ludwiczak

Theodore Ludwiczak (1926-2016) was known for his unique artistic ability to carve sculptures from rocks he collected from the Hudson River. His creations, referred to as “Ted’s Heads,” populated his Hudson River property and captivated the attention of boaters and visitors with their striking eyes. This type of art is referred to as Outsider Art, Naïf, Primitive Modern, and Folk Art.

Ted, who studied in Poland, took a job on a cargo ship in his youth to travel the world. He worked as a German-speaking tour guide in Rome before settling in New York in 1956. With his fluency in German and English, he was offered a job with the U.S. Army in Frankfurt, where he also became a wine expert. Upon his arrival in New York, he started a contact lenses grinding business.

After retiring in 1986, Ted discovered a new talent for sculpting stone and spent the next 30 years producing art until his death in 2016. Despite his humble nature, he took pride in his newfound fame, saying, “We’re just simple folk living here on this street, but now millionaires come to see my work.”

Ted’s life and work garnered attention from celebrity collectors, art dealers, the media, and local enthusiasts. He was honored by art centers and showcased in NYC galleries, and even inspired the chapter “Rock Star” in Bruce Frankel’s book “What Should I do with the Rest of My Life?” Videos and audio recordings also celebrate Ted’s life and talents.

His daughter, Reneè Ludwiczak, carries on the legacy showing and selling Ted’s original pieces, as well as her newly created “Second Generation Ted’s Heads.”

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Video: Ted Ludwiczak at Gallery C

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