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.

El Coche Motor
SKU: RTL-1902

Mella, Cuba
Oil on Canvas (23" x 16", 58cm x 40cm), 2018
 

$1500

Family in a Rickshaw
SKU: SHLK-2202

Madhubani, Bihar, India
2019
Ink and acrylic on paper
21 1/4” x 29 1/4” sheet (54 x 74.5cm)

$900

US Invasion Helicopter #2 from plastic bottles
SKU: HSCP-2105

Artist unknown (Artist's name appears to be Sony Tifafa David, but writing is unclear).  Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  This piece was made by Haitian recycler artists at the time of the 1994 US-led invasion of Haiti in which Aristide was returned to power.
Mixed media (recycled plastic bottles, aluminum, steel, paint, etc.) with vintage dust included.
(10” h. x 12 1/2” w. x 26 1/2” d.), c. 1994
Ex. collection of Rudi Stern.

Note: this is a vintage piece collected almost thirty years ago, and displayed by the collector.  Some wear and chipping of paint is to be expected.

$575

Invasion Helicopter from plastic bottles
SKU: HSCP-2101

Artist unknown.  This piece was made by Haitian recycler artists at the time of the 1994 US-led invasion of Haiti in which Aristide was returned to power.
Mixed media (recycled plastic bottles, aluminum, steel, paint, etc.) with vintage dust included.
(10” h. x 11 1/2” w. x 23” d.), c. 1994
Ex. collection of Rudi Stern.

Note: this is a vintage piece collected almost thirty years ago, and displayed by the collector.  Some wear and chipping of paint is to be expected.

$575

US Invasion Vehicle from plastic bottles
SKU: HSCP-2102

Artist unknown.  This piece was made by Haitian recycler artists at the time of the 1994 US-led invasion of Haiti in which Aristide was returned to power.
Mixed media (recycled plastic bottles, plastic soldiers, aluminum, steel, fabric, paint, etc.) with vintage dust included.
(10” h. x 8” w. x 14” d.), c. 1994
Ex. collection of Rudi Stern.

Note: this is a vintage piece collected almost thirty years ago, and displayed by the collector.  Some wear and chipping of paint is to be expected.

$575

US Invasion Vehicle from plastic bottles
SKU: HSCP-2103

Artist unknown.  Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  Artist's name appears to be Sony Tifafa David, but writing is unclear.  This piece was made by a Haitian recycler artist at the time of the 1994 US-led invasion of Haiti which returned Aristide to power.
Mixed media (recycled plastic bottles, plastic soldiers, aluminum, steel, wire, fabric, paint, etc.) with vintage dust included.
(11 1/2” h.  x 8” w. 15” d.), c. 1994
Ex. collection of Rudi Stern.

Note: this is a vintage piece collected almost thirty years ago, and displayed by the collector.  Some wear and chipping of paint is to be expected.

$575

"Red Horse" 42 Dodge Truck
SKU: LGQ-1802

Baracoa, Cuba, 2017.
Cardboard, wood, string, clear plastic, styrofoam, and miscellaneous recycled materials, painted with oil paint.  (7 3/4" h. x 5 1/2" w. x 12" d.)

$525

"King of the Road" Peterbilt Truck Sculpture
SKU: LQC-1903

Baracoa, Cuba, c.2018/2019.
Cardboard, wood, string, clear plastic, styrofoam, and miscellaneous recycled materials, painted with oil paint.  (8" h. x 5 1/2" w. x 12" d.)

$525

6-Wheeled US Invasion Vehicle from plastic bottles
SKU: HSCP-2106

Artist unknown.  Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  This piece was made by a Haitian recycler artist at the time of the 1994 US-led invasion of Haiti which returned Aristide to power.
Mixed media (recycled plastic bottles, plastic soldiers, aluminum, steel, wire, fabric, paint, etc.) with vintage dust included.
(12” h. x 8” w. x 14 1/2" l.), c.1994
Ex. collection of Rudi Stern.

Note: this is a vintage piece collected almost thirty years ago, and displayed by the collector.  Some wear and chipping of paint is to be expected.

$525

White Bus
SKU: GF-1705

(Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
Oil on canvas (20" x 20 1/2").  Unstretched canvas.    Painting will be shipped rolled.
c.2005
Ex. collection of Nancy Josephson.

$475

Russian Jeep
SKU: LQC-2102

Baracoa, Cuba, c.2019 - 2021.
Cardboard, wood, string, clear plastic, styrofoam, and miscellaneous recycled materials, painted with oil paint.  (5 3/4" h. x 5 1/4” w. x 10 1/2” d.)

$475

Broken Down Jeep with a Load - Automotive Sculpture
SKU: LQC-1904

Baracoa, Cuba, c.2018 - 2019.
Cardboard, wood, string, clear plastic, styrofoam, and miscellaneous recycled materials, painted with oil paint.  (8 3/4" h. x 5" w. x 12 1/4" d.)

$450

Car with a Flat Tire
SKU: BHB-2107

Bhuri Bai - Pitol, Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh State, India
c.2020
Acrylic on paper
(13” x 20” )

$450

Red 1952 Willys Jeep Taxi Sculpture
SKU: LGQ-1701

Baracoa, Cuba, 2017.
Cardboard, wood, string, clear plastic, styrofoam, and miscellaneous recycled materials, painted with oil paint.  (6" h. x 4 1/2" w. x 12" d.)

$425

Jeep CJ Taxi Sculpture
SKU: LQC-1901

Baracoa, Cuba, c.2018.
Cardboard, wood, string, clear plastic, styrofoam, and miscellaneous recycled materials, painted with oil paint.  (5 3/4" h. x 5" w. x 10" d.)

$425

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: 
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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: 
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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: 
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"Transport Commun" Signboard
SKU: sn202

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

$54

Product Status: 
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"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: 
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"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: 
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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: 
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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