Saturday, February 9, 2008

Rare 1937 Photographs of Isamu Noguchi Radio Nurse

Folk Art Articulated Figures at the recent Slotin Auction

For anyone that knows me, you know that I have a keen interest in collecting folk art articulated figures. A large number of them just sold at the recent Slotin auction, formerly from the David Wise America Collection, who apparently had as many folk art figures as collector Robert Greenberg, although, in my mind, not at the same level in quality.

Probably the best of the lot was this figure, which has a great folky look to the face, nice detailing to the articulated joints and a relatively large size at 16" tall. It sold for $ 750.00.

"The Costumes"

Early Modernist Tlaquepaque Plate By Antonio Rivera

Rare and unique Tlaquepaque style plaque or plate, made and signed by well-known Mexican artist and potter, Antonio Rivera, circa 1930s - 1940s.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Group of Folk Art Cane Heads

Here's a few details of cane heads from the upcoming Stuart White Folk Art and Dress Cane Auction.