It's time to clear out the "outsider art", the Haitian art, and, some of the Mexican folk art in a huge sale
to be held in May.
I decided to share photos of the items with all of you, in case you are collectors or just love some of these items and would like to purchase them
The first is the lighted church, hand made by Sam the Dot Man who is a well known outsider artist whose work is in the Smithsonian and in the Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore along with other places. If interested in knowing more about Sam, just google him.
I traveled by wooden boat across Lake Atitlan to meet this artist who painted the scene of
the market. It is done in acrylics and is framed. Dimensions 38hx29w. Purchased seven years ago.
Price - $300 USD
Facejugs are part of the culture of North Carolina where the movement began under
the direction of B.B. Craig. He has since passed on, but I was fortunate to buy this many, many years ago. Dimension - 12 inches high - Price - $200 USD SOLD
Made in a small village on Lake Patzcuaro this reed furniture is very high end.
I purchased it there but it is sold my Neiman's and Horchow among others.
The interior has a metal frame which the reed is then wrapped around. Very sturdy.
The eyes, teeth and tongue are made from copper.
Dimension - 29lx31hx16d Price $475 USD
Very very old Huichol Indian bead and wax musical instrument. Purchased in last twelve years.
Dimension - 12"long Price $40USD
Arte de Plume (feather art) is a Pre-Hispanic craft. When Cortez came to Mexico, Montezuma, it is said, wore robes of feathers. It is an art form that is dying away. Only two artisans left in two different villages. Was very popular in the 1950's. Framed.
Dimension 16"x9" - $25 USD
Signed and framed - Dimension 13"x7" - Price $20 USD.
There is much, much more to share with you and I shall do that in succeeding days. If you're in the USA, items can be shipped to you from the USA to your final destination, at your expense.
I'll drive them up next Fall and mail them from Texas to save you money on shipping.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing this first installment. There are 38 items, so I'll be posting about this for a few days. OR if you're in San Miguel and want to preview, please contact me, if you're seriously interested.