Edward M Plunkett “Lyda Borelli In ‘Torment’ ” 1959 P1297

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The Curious Case of Edward M Plunkett, or how to define this charming obsessive? Coming to New York in the 50s, like many young men he decided to remake himself into an artist and a man-about-town. Where his preoccupations and predilections landed him was somewhere between Edward Gorey (whose work his most closely resembles) and Florine ...

Carved Wooden Prospector and Pack Mule 1940s Folk Art Sculpture A982

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Really superb example of American folk sculpture. Carved and painted wood, string, leather and cotton cloth. Artist unknown. Some minor damage to the right hand and the left brim of the hat. A loving attention to detail balanced by a serene stylization of form. Alive as only great folk art can be. 4" wide, 14 1/2" long ...

“Stage Station – Villa Citos” (Vallecito) by H.Tapia Oil on Board P1247

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Knockout primitive painting of an old stage station in the desert. Original station in Vallecito was built in 1845 The road through the valley was the only wagon road into southern California and during California's Gold Rush days, thousands of prospectors passed through Vallecito, refreshing both themselves and their animals.About 1851, a pioneer by the name ...

“Red White and Blue” Folk Art Oil on Stretched Burlap c. 1972 P1236

Signed Bishop, this large canvas is a period wonder in its cheerfully enigmatic way. Two men, one white, one black, face each other, wearing stars and stripes tank-tops, one of each per man, in a field of cotton, the whole rendered in a somewhat psychedelic palette. Maybe not so enigmatic. We wish we knew more ...

Julio Soto Mexican Folk Art Scene Resting Cowboys and a Flight of Grackles Oil on Canvas P1113

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It's not often that we get a piece of folk art this spectacular. The cowboys resting their horses among their cattle in the pasture are wonderfully lively, but the flight of long tailed black birds (Mexican grackles) in the distance is what lends this large painting its magic and poetry. Signed Julio Soto. 1920s-30s. 38" x ...