Andy Anderson Hand-carved Bellows A1030

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The great Andy Anderson, folk artist and wood carver extraordinaire, made this humble implement, which, though still humble, is thereby touched with magic. Renowned for the gentle humor and sharp delineation of the characters he created, Andy bestowed just such a personage on this fireplace tool. Just take a look at the old rascal. We hate ...

Candelario Medrano Mexican Pottery Pick-up Truck M844

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Medrano (1918-1986) was from Santa Cruz de las Huertas in Jalisco. First set to making clay pipes he transformed his profession into a true artistic calling, creating a body of work unsurpassed for its wit and inventiveness. Here we have a pickup truck and some intrepid tiny riders: it's Medrano's world and I for one would love to ...

H. S. “Andy” Anderson Carved Wooden Trunk SOLD F1374

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Legendary wood-carver and folk-artist Andy Anderson fashioned this utterly beguiling  trunk. Speaks to one's inner pirate. Not just a treasure chest, but a treasure in itself. A craft masterpiece. Revealed by his celebrated figures and portraits in wood as one of America's great story-tellers, one is not surprised to find his narrative gift extended to this piece of utilitarian ...

Native American Cristo late 19th early 20th Century A1023

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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 ...

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 ...