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Image for South Bronx Hall of Fame: Sculpture by John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres

South Bronx Hall of Fame: Sculpture by John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres

By: Ahearn, John; Rigoberto Torres

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum: 1991

Edition: First Ed.

Seller ID: 2877

ISBN: 0936080213

Condition: Very Good


Glossy wraps, 22.8 by 27.9 cm, 111 pp., heavily illus. Very good with light cover and corner wear, a light lower corner crease on the back cover, and some sun fading along the spine on the back cover. “John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres immortalize their South Bronx studio’s neighbors through their art. Sometimes working collaboratively, sometimes alone, the artists create three-dimensional plaster casts of the torsos of the people around their Bronx studio. Their work is a measure of their interest in strengthening the community in which they work.” This well-illustrated exhibition cat... View more info

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Thornton Dial: Image of the Tiger

By: Dial, Thornton; Paul Arnett; William Arnett; Gerard C. Wertkin; Henry Pillsbury

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N, Abrams, Inc. in association with The Museum of American Folk Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, and The American Center: 1993

Seller ID: 2900

ISBN: 0810932172

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, red cloth with black spine titles and blind-stamped cover titles, 23.5 by 29.8 cm, 160 pp., heavily illus. in color. Fine hardcover in near fine jacket. From the jacket flap: “Thornton dial has been ‘making things … just for myself’ for much of his life. In 1987 fellow Alabama artist Lonnie Holley heard about Dial’s fantastic objects and went to visit him. Holley came away with an intricate fishing Lure, which he showed to Atlanta collector William Arnett and his son, who became friends and ardent supporters of Dial. Since then, Dial’s work has continu... View more info

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The Spirit of Folk Art: The Girard Collection at the Museum of International Folk Art

By: Glassie, Henry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in association with the Museum of Santa Fe, New Mexico: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2960

ISBN: 0810915227

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, orange cloth with silver spine titles and silver and black cover decoration, 25.5 by 26.5 cm, 276 pp., heavily illus. Near fine hardcover in very good jacket with only faint shelf wear. From the publisher: “The Girard Collection at Santa Fe's Museum of International Art encompasses more than 100,000 works from 100 cultures worldwide. Here, folklorist Henry Glassie has selected 300 objects from the collection to illustrate a wide-ranging study of folk art. The pieces depicted - ceramic figures, beaded purses, intricate textiles, dolls and toys - combine beauty wi... View more info

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Deep Blues: Bill Traylor 1854-1949

By: Helfenstein, Josef; Roman Kurzmeyer

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New Haven, CT, Yale University Press: 1999

Seller ID: 2916

ISBN: 0300081634

Condition: New


Wraps, 21 by 26.5 cm, 192 pp., illus. New, still sealed in the publisher’s shrink wrap. From the publisher: “Bill Traylor has become an almost mythical figure in the history of American folk art. Born into slavery in 1854, he only began to draw at the age of 82 in 1939, when he moved from the plantation where he was born to Montgomery, Alabama. From his observations on Montgomery's Monroe Avenue and his memories of his life on the plantation, he created his own original pictorial world. This book presents not only Traylor's compellingly native drawings but also fascinating documentary ph... View more info

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Revelations: Alabama’s Visionary Folk Artists

By: Kemp, Kathy; Keith Boyer, photography; Gail Trechsel, intro.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Birmingham, AL, Crane Hill Publishers: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2959

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket, black cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, 27 by 26 cm, 224 pp., fully illustrated in color. Very good with light bumping to the lower corner of the front cover; the jacket is very good with light edge wear and a 2 cm tear on the bottom edge of the rear panel. “Alabama is increasingly viewed as an active center of visionary folk art, producing a high volume of exceptional artists and work. Revelations [is] the first definitive volume covering Alabama’s key visionary folk artists,” including profiles of 31 artists and over 125 color reproductions of their... View more info

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O, Appalachia: Artists of the Southern Mountains

By: Lampell, Ramona; Millard Lampell; David Larkin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, Inc.: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2962

ISBN: 1556700989

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, red cloth with black spine titles and blind-stamped cover titles, 23.5 by 31.1 cm, 256 pp., heavily illustrated in full color. Near fine hardcover in a very good jacket with light edge wear. From the front flap: “Hidden among the ridges hollows and small towns of the mountains that sprawl from Virginia to Alabama, self-taught artists are producing works of raw power and striking originality. In O, Appalachia we are given the opportunity both to see the art and to meet the artists, sharing their experiences, memories, and feelings. It is a door, in book form, by ... View more info

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Paradise Garden: A Trip Through Howard Finster’s Visionary World

By: Peacock, Robert; Annibel Jenkins

Price: $18.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Chronicle Books: 1996

Seller ID: 2957

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback ed. Wraps, 24 by 29 cm, 119 pp., fully illus. in color and black and white. Near fine but with a tiny remainder dot on the bottom edge. “In the artful and outrageous garden of the 80-year-old Reverend Howard Finster, a plot of Georgia swampland has become a postmodern Eden bursting with vibrant, eclectic artwork of this internationally renowned folk artist. Created with found objects such as glass, discarded tools, machine parts, even bicycles and cars, the Reverend's garden spreads a gospel of fervor and morality, humor and humility, color and life.” View more info

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20th Century American Folk, Self-Taught, and Outsider Art

By: Sellen, Betty-Carol; Cynthia J. Johanson

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc.: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2918

ISBN: 1555701426

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with illustrated boards, 22 by 28.5 cm, 462 [1] pp. plus a 16-page color center section. Very good with faint cover wear, light sun fading on the spine, and a few light marks on the edge of the textblock. An in-depth survey of outsider art. From the publisher: “This comprehensive work includes museums with folk, self-taught, and outsider art in their permanent collections, a list of galleries and the artists whom they represent, organizations, publications, recent museum exhibitions, educational opportunities, and art centers. Also included are an annotated bibliography of artic... View more info

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Accidental Genius: Art from the Anthony Petullo Collection [Outsider Art]

By: Stone, Lisa

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Munich, Prestel with The Milwaukee Art Museum: 2012

Seller ID: 2876

ISBN: 3791364057

Condition: As New


Softcover, 24.3 by 31.7 cm, 216 pp., illus. As new, still sealed in the publisher’s shrink wrap. From the publisher: “This dazzling and wide-ranging collection of self-taught art celebrates pure, uninhibited expression. Encompassing nearly 300 works, the Anthony Petullo collection is one of the most impressive compilations of outsider art in the United States. This exhibition catalog commemorates the gift of the collection to the Milwaukee Art Museum. It includes luminous watercolor and pencil drawings by Henry Darger; former slave and share-cropper Bill Traylor's haunting paintings; the... View more info