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Revelations: Alabama’s Visionary Folk Artists

Revelations: Alabama’s Visionary Folk Artists

by Kemp, Kathy; Keith Boyer, photography; Gail Trechsel, intro

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... Read more
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$25.00
The Spirit of Folk Art: The Girard Collection at the Museum of International Folk Art

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

by Glassie, Henry

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... Read more
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$20.00
The artist tells her art dealer she could paint "two or three" large paintings  for an exhibit. Uncommonly Signed Autograph Letter, in pencil, 2 separate pages, 8vo,  Eaglebridge, Oct. 18, n.y.

The artist tells her art dealer she could paint "two or three" large paintings for an exhibit. Uncommonly Signed Autograph Letter, in pencil, 2 separate pages, 8vo, Eaglebridge, Oct. 18, n.y.

by [OUTSIDER ARTIST] MOSES, ANNA MARY ROBERTSON (GRANDMA MOSES)

Using simple lined paper, Grandma Moses writes to her earliest supporter and longtime art dealer, Louis J. Caldor. Her misspellings retained: "Dear Mr. Caldor, was tired the night that you were here and could not think fast. But have been thinking sence if you...realy wants some more of my paintings for a exibet, I could paint two or three large ones like those that I'm doing for my children...I would do them on hard board and fram them...So sorry that you and your frinds had to come in the rain...."... Read more
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$3,800.00
Accidental Genius: Art from the Anthony Petullo Collection

Accidental Genius: Art from the Anthony Petullo Collection

by Stone, Lisa

Stone, Lisa. Accidental Genius: Art from the Anthony Petullo Collection. Munich: Prestel with The Milwaukee Art Museum, 2012. 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... Read more
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$20.00
20th Century American Folk, Self-Taught, and Outsider Art

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

by Sellen, Betty-Carol; Cynthia J. Johanson

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,... Read more
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$30.00
O, Appalachia: Artists of the Southern Mountains

O, Appalachia: Artists of the Southern Mountains

by Lampell, Ramona; Millard Lampell; David Larkin

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... Read more
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$25.00
Thornton Dial: Image of the Tiger

Thornton Dial: Image of the Tiger

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

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... Read more
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$20.00
Reclamation and transformation; three self-taught Chicago artists, David Philpot, Mr. Imagination, Kevin Orth; essays by Tom Patterson

Reclamation and transformation; three self-taught Chicago artists, David Philpot, Mr. Imagination, Kevin Orth; essays by Tom Patterson

Chicago: Terra Museum of American Art, 1994. 104p., profusely illus. with works by the three artists, 9x12 inches, wraps. Two of the artists - Philpot and Mr. Imagination (Gregory Warmack) - are African American; Orth is white.
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$20.00
Earl's art shop; building art with Earl Simmons, photographs by D. C. Young

Earl's art shop; building art with Earl Simmons, photographs by D. C. Young

by Young, Stephen Flinn

Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 1995. Glossy Pictorial Cover. 72p., first printing. illus. with color and black/white photos of the African American artist and his work. Folk art and artists.
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$20.00
Discovering Ellis Ruley; preface by Barbara A. Hudson, foreword by Robert Farris Thompson, introduction by Gerard C. Wertkin, art study essay by Stacy Hollander and Lee Kogan of the Museum of American Folk Art

Discovering Ellis Ruley; preface by Barbara A. Hudson, foreword by Robert Farris Thompson, introduction by Gerard C. Wertkin, art study essay by Stacy Hollander and Lee Kogan of the Museum of American Folk Art

by Smith, Glenn Robert, with Robert Kenner

New York: Crown Publishers, 1993. 108p., profusely illus. with the work of the African American primitivist painter (1882-1959), plus b&w and color period photos and images, 10x10 inch first edition boards in dust jacket. Jacket is slightly edgeworn. Very good copy.
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$15.00
Catalogue of the exhibition of individualists and eccentrics; the Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Finlayson collection of Chinese paintings [on exhibit] 1963-1964

Catalogue of the exhibition of individualists and eccentrics; the Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Finlayson collection of Chinese paintings [on exhibit] 1963-1964

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1963. xvi, 80p., coated paperstock throughout with b&w reproductions in the extensive text; 9x7 inch glossy wraps, very good.
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$25.00
Sam Messer, April 25 to May 25, 1991; David Beitzel Gallery

Sam Messer, April 25 to May 25, 1991; David Beitzel Gallery

by Messer, Sam, introduction by Denis Johnson

New York: David Beitzel Gallery, 1991. [16p] 10x8.5 inches, landscape format, essay by Johnson, catalogue of the exhibition, color plates, very good limited edition of 1000 copies in stapled white wraps with pictorial dj. American Outsider art.
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$25.00
Nifty Places; The Australian rural mailbox

Nifty Places; The Australian rural mailbox

by Swann, Cal

London: Pentagram Design, 2000. Pamphlet. Unpaginated, about 24p., a short text and many color photos softbound in 8x6 inch title-less black wraps, staplebound with a stiff informative dust jacket; presswork is on alkaline matte paperstock; less than finest quality for ordinary snapshots but still a pretty nice Pentagram production in very good clean condition. Pentagram papers 27.
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$15.00