Folk Art on Wheels

November 23, 2022 to January 23, 2023

 

An Online Exhibition for the Holiday season.

The world of folk and outsider art, like most other things in our world, moves on wheels - 

Two Wheels,

Three Wheels,

Four wheels,

and more.

On rails,

or in the air.

 

I dedicate this exhibition to my brother Jonathan, who epitomized the romance with everything on wheels.

Jon was a loving brother, son, father and grandfather who passed away last month, far too soon. Jonathan was a motor head from the start. He progressed in life from Dinky toys to go-carts to motorcycles to a long series of charismatic but mostly unreliable foreign vehicles. The Land-rover was his greatest love - starting with the family car in 1957 Ethiopia.  Te four of us sat in the back on bench seats (seatbelts had not yet been imagined).  When we misbehaved we rode on the roof.  Fortunately the Land-rover couldn't do over 59, and Ethiopian roads rarely permitted that.

Jonathan joined me on some of my life's greatest adventures (and led me into some of my more foolish risks).  He was five when they brought me home from the hospital.  My  brothers were waiting at the door with the red Radio-Flyer wagon, made up with pillow and blankets, ready to take me on a tour of the neighborhood. Jonathan retrieved me both times that my parents' Datsun pickup truck was totaled (attacked the first time by a herd of deer and the second by a Porsche). 

In 1977, when we were both working in Lesotho, Jon entered the Roof of Africa Rally.  He drove a rusty old Austin Gypsy, a variant on the Land-rover. I was Jon's ground crew for the race. I watched him take off from Maseru with considerable speed and great enthusiasm. I waited, and waited, for news of his progress.  He didn't clock in after the first checkpoint.   This was long before the days of cell-phones.  I learned finally that the engine had blown on the first escarpment.  He hitched a ride back to town.

Rest in peace Jon.

Bottle-cap Helicopter
SKU: RCV-92

Recycled bottle-caps, wire, rubber.
(12" l. x 10" w. x 10" h.)
Vehicles come in assorted colors and bottle-cap types.

$65

Mountain Bike
SKU: rcv-81

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic
(Approx. 10"l. x 3 1/4" w. x 6 3/4" h.)
Colors will vary

$54

Safari Land Rover
SKU: rcv-42

Safari roof lifts up!
Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic
(Approx. 7 1/4"l. x 2 3/4" w. x 3 3/4" h.)
Color & design may vary

$54

C@ca-C@la Bus
SKU: rcv-75

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, hand-painted.
(6 3/4"l. x 3" w. x 3 1/2" h.)

$54

C@ca-C@la Safari Land Rover
SKU: rcv-43

C@ca-C@la or P@psi Safari Land Rover
Tanzania
Safari roof lifts up!
Hand-painted, recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic
Assorted colors & designs.
(Approx. 7"l. x 3" w. x 3 3/4" h.) 

 

$54

Mountain Bike from Mali
SKU: RCV-86

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic & wood.
(Approx. 10"l. x 3" w. x 7" h.)
 

$54

Off-Road Vehicle
SKU: RCV-84

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber,
(7 1/2" l. x 5" w. x 5" h.)

$54

Bottlecap Motorcycle
SKU: rcv-71

Recycled bottlecaps, wire, rubber.
(Approx. 8"l. x 4" w. x 5 1/2" h.)
Colors and design details vary.  Currently available in yellow (Tusker beer).

$38

SKU: ORN-53

Recycled tin cans, wire, plastic.
(5 3/4" l. x 6 1/2" w. x 2 1/2" h.)
Airplanes come in assorted tin-can types.

$29

Madagascar Train Engine Ornaments
SKU: ORN-42

Recycled tin cans, wire, plastic.
(4" l. x 1 1/4" w. x 2 1/4" h.)
Train Engines come in assorted colors and tin-can types.
Come in sets of two Engines.

$28/pair

Madagascar Motor-scooters
SKU: RCV-90

Madagascar.
Recycled tin cans, wire, plastic.
(3 3/4" l. x 2" w. x 2 3/4" h.)
Vehicles come in assorted makes, colors and tin-can types.  
Sold in sets of two motor-scooters
 

$28/pair

Mini Bicycles
SKU: rcv-79

Recycled tin cans, wire, rubber, plastic
(Approx. 6 3/4"l. x 1 3/4" w. x 3 3/4" h.)
Assorted colors - red, blue, green.

$16

Madagascar Volkswagen Beetle Ornament
SKU: ORN-51

Recycled tin cans, wire, plastic.
(3 1/4" l. x 1 3/4" w. x 1 3/4" h.)
Cars come in assorted colors and tin-can types.

$15

Madagascar Mini-Cars
SKU: rcv-78

Madagascar.
Recycled tin cans, wire, plastic.
(+/- 1 1/2" l. x 3/4" w. x 3/4" h.)
Vehicles come in assorted makes, colors and tin-can types.
Sold in sets of three assortred cars.

$15 for 3 cars

Madagascar Fire Engine Ornament
SKU: ORN-54

Recycled tin cans, wire, plastic.
(4 1/4" l. x 1 1/4" w. x 1 3/4" h.)
Fire Trucks come in assorted tin-can types.

$15

El Habanero
SKU: RTL-1601

Mella, Cuba)
Oil on Canvas (15" x 24", 38cm x 61cm), Framed.
2015

$1700 Framed

Product Status: 
Sold
A Man and a Car
SKU: GBA-9501

Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
Recycled steel oil-drum (22"h. x 24"w.), c.1995
Purchased from the artist in 1995.

 

$575

Product Status: 
Sold
Woman with Bicycle
SKU: hs-148

Romel Balan (Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum (14 1/2" x 30")
 

$145

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Tap-Tap
SKU: HS-RND-640

(Croix des Bouquets, Haiti)
Recycled steel oil-drum, wire (23" diam.)

$145

Product Status: 
Temporarily out of stock
Purple Lorry
SKU: ANB-1604

Anil Bariya - Pitol, Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh State, India
c.2015
Acrylic on paper
(7 1/2" h. x 11" w. )

$125

Product Status: 
Sold
Bringing Home the Groceries - Retablo Sculpture
SKU: PFIG-147

Claudio Jimenez Quispé (Peru 2019/2020),
Painted plaster sculpture.
(7 1/2" h. x 3" w. x 6 1/2" d.)

$88

Product Status: 
Sold
Two Calaveras on a Bike - Retablo Sculpture
SKU: PFIG-148

Claudio Jimenez Quispé (Peru 2019/2020),
Painted plaster sculpture.
(7 1/2" h. x 3" w. x 6 1/2" d.)

$88

Product Status: 
Sold
Bike Ride of the Dead IV - retablo sculpture
SKU: PFIG-149

Claudio Jimenez Quispé (Peru 2019/2020),
Painted plaster sculpture.
(7" h. x 3" w. x 7" d.)

$88

Product Status: 
Sold
The Family that Rides Together - retablo sculpture
SKU: PFIG-154

Claudio Jimenez Quispé (Peru 2019/2020),
Painted plaster sculpture.
(7 1/4" h. x 3" w. x 7" d.)

$88

Product Status: 
Sold
Helicopter
SKU: MTHL-1802

Phaulwa Mandal - Kuwa village, Janakpur, Nepal
c.2016
Acrylic paint on handmade lokta paper
(10" h. x 15" w. ).

$75

Product Status: 
Sold
Horseless Carriage
SKU: MTHL-1803

Unknown Maithil painter - Kuwa village, Janakpur, Nepal
c.2016
Acrylic paint on handmade lokta paper
(10" h. x 15" w. ).

$75

Product Status: 
Sold
"Vendeur de Fan Milk" Signboard
SKU: SN-205

by A. Folly, Togo, 2015
Oil paint on plywood (4 7/8" x 6 1/4")

$54

Product Status: 
Sold
"Zemidjan du Togo" Signboard
SKU: sn-206

by A. Folly, Togo, 2015
Oil paint on plywood (4 3/4" x 6 1/4")

$54

Product Status: 
Sold
Taxi Moto du Togo - Mini Signboard
SKU: SN-230

by A. Folly, Togo, 2015
Oil paint on plywood (5" x 6 1/4")

$54

Product Status: 
Sold
Boutique Ambulante.  Vos Articles Vous Visitent - Mini Signboard
SKU: SN-238

by A. Folly, Togo, 2016
Oil paint on plywood (6 1/4" x 4 7/8")

$54

Product Status: 
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Transport Familial - Mini Signboard
SKU: SN-244

by A. Folly, Togo, 2017
Oil paint on plywood (6 1/4" x 4 7/8")

$54

Product Status: 
Sold
"Transport Commun" Signboard
SKU: sn202

by A. Folly, Togo, 2015
Oil paint on plywood (4 3/4" x 6 1/4")

$54

Product Status: 
Sold