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 ...

Postwar Japanese Monarch Radio in the shape of an American Indian Chief’s Head A897

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Many tiny companies went to work making transistor radios for US export in the postwar years, and almost as many went out of business. And sank without a trace. But here is a surviving trace of one such, Monarch, which decided it might be able to crack the American market with this startling carved Indian chief's head one. It ...

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 ...