Memento Mori Steel Skull A1005 SOLD

Pretty entrancing, with its terrific detail, not to mention its detachable jaw. Scholars used to keep an actual human skull on their desks as a philosophical reminder of mortality, the classic memento mori. The lesson holds, even for today. Although to tell you the truth, we find it extremely cheerful. 5" wide 9" long and 5 ...

Alfonso Pasten Painted Table and 6 Chairs for Cafe La Especial 1950s SOLD F1368

A little scuffed up by the years but remarkably fresh for all that: the colors vivid and the imagery charming. Hand painted table and chairs by folk-painter Alfonso Pasten.  Pasten was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 1921 and moved to Tijuana, Baja California at the age of 20.  Señor Pasten hand painted this furniture for the Brambila family's ...

Native American Cristo late 19th early 20th Century A1023

A glorious piece of folk art, forceful and sincere, almost shocking in its realism. This Christ bleeds and suffers on an earthly plane. Mutilated, he bleeds. He is dying. Carved in one of the pueblos in the Rio Grande Valley, possibly Acoma or Laguna, the kachina tradition of wood carving translated to Christian/European iconography. The Christ ...

Malay Railways Vintage Travel Poster “The Golden Chersonese” 1930s AP542

From the collection of Vic Braden. Original lithograph poster. Trimmed and mounted on board. Price on request. The Federated Malay States Railways (FMSR) was a consolidated railroad operator in British Malaya (present day Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore) during the first half of the 20th century. Named after the then recently formed Federated Malay States in 1896 and ...

Roger Soubie Vintage Travel Poster Dauphiné AP540

Roger Soubie, 1898 -1984, was an extremely prolific and accomplished French designer who created approximately 2000 movie posters in his career, as well as large numbers of travel posters and commercial advertisements. Price on request. The Dauphiné (/ˌdoʊfiːˈneɪ/ or /ˈdoʊfɪneɪ/; French pronunciation: [dofine]) or Dauphiné Viennois, formerly Dauphiny in English, is a former province in southeastern France, whose area roughly ...

Jasper Johns 50th Anniversary Whitney Museum Poster AP537

From the collection of Si Litvinoff. One of the most famous museum posters of all time, marking a great milestone in American art. "The 50th Anniversary of the Whitney Museum of American Art, 1980" (Double Flag), 1979 Lithograph Poster 46.00 x 30.00 in 116.8 x 76.2 cmm Edition of 5000 Framed. This work is unsigned and unnumbered Two Flags (Whitney Anniversary) © 1980 Jasper ...