Friday, January 31, 2014

Venus of Detroit

Ebullient African American carved wood folk art fertility figure. Wonderful form and a very strong naive presence with a curiously random painted surface.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Mother and Child

William Edmondson (1874-1951)
Mother and Child
carved limestone
11¼ in. high

Sold for $263,000.00 at Christie's.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Folk Art Ballet

Circa 1950's folk art carving of the ballet dancer Sally Bailey, by carpenter and itinerant carver F.W. Dannelley of Fresno, California. Sally Bailey was a principal dancer for the San Francisco Ballet in the 1950's.

Available at Anonymous Works.

Folk Art Sculpture of a Man by W.L. Bourdeau

The folk artist W.L. Bourdeau apparently lived and worked in Ranger, Texas and all of his extant works seem to have been made between the 1950's and 1960's.

Available at Anonymous Works.