This is your chance to own an original oil painting by me. Chances are that I will never be a famous artist or famous anything else – but maybe you like my style, maybe you like my art. These are available for sale. One of my goals this year is to sell a piece of my art to someone who likes it – and isn’t related to me and so possibly inclined to look on bad work favorably. Maybe these aren’t the paintings that will sell – but I will keep trying. These are all oil on board – which is new to me.
1) MonaLisa Simpson $68
2) The Fool SOLD
3) Hot Virgin Mary $125
4) The Scarlet Letters $95
5) Rising Spider Sun $40
6) Poof Room SOLD
7) The Dictator Strong Man $95
8) Doc Bugeyes $77
This is just a wonderful piece of outsider art. Its the one that reminds me of the tiki statues in my last post.
I bought this pair of tiki totems which stand approx 25″ and 28″ from the Estate of Jean Fish (iconic Hollywood model and fashion designer) and actress Edna Skinner who was most famous for her role as the neighbor on the TV show Mr. Ed. Both women lived in North Bend, Oregon and traveled the world extensively during their lifetimes. These statues were bought at the first of several estate sales at their ship shaped house on the water in North Bend back in November of 2015. The agents at the sale were unable to confirm where they were from, but my hunch is they came from the Solomon Islands. My first hunch was that they were Native American, but I was told by the head of Ethnography at Bonham’s that they were not Native American. All I’m certain of is that I like them and their cowrie shell eyes. Actually, they remind me most of a piece of outsider folk art I gave to my brother a few years ago…see a picture of it at the bottom of this post when I can find it. The price for the statues if $350 each or $575 for the pair.
Turner Gallery with Engravings
[A Series of One Hundred and Twenty Engravings. From works of the late J.M.W. Turner, R.A. Text by Cosmo Monkhouse. New York: D. Appleton and Company; undated, circa 1870. 15 x 11.5 inches.] These are loose and not in bindings, the originals were sold by subscription in installments.
I found this in a box at the Flea Market – unfortunately, I wasn’t the first to go through the box and many of the engravings were missing. Still, it turns out that the Smithsonian only has 31 of the engravings and the truly rare part – is the manuscript and the folio binders. Extraordinary hand colored steel cut engravings printed in a limited number for the American VIP attendees of the 1889 Universal Exposition in Paris.
Edition De Luxe L’Exposition Universelle 1889 Heliogravure containing the complete text and photogravures plus 17 of the loose hand colored heliogravure/photogravure plates of selected paintings from the 1889 Paris Exposition. This De Luxe Edition was printed for Mr. D. W. Briggs of Saginaw Michigan – presumably an attendee. 6 Folio Binders – Elephant folio
I bought this 7′ 9″ carved statue from a hillside estate in Eugene, Oregon. The house was filled with treasure but my car was nearly full, but somehow I found room for this. The deceased had traveled extensively in Africa, Asia, and Oceania in the 1950s and 1960s. Their daughter thought this piece came from East Africa, but given the style of carving and the peculiar stick figure composition – my guess is that it came from Sulawesi. I am asking $1200 for it – though I’ve seen similar figures sell for nearly $10k at auction. This piece is not flawless – there are several wide cracks in the head and wear on the base from careless handling at some point. Still – it is a striking figure. If someone can confirm or correct my point of origin on this – I would be grateful. Buyer will need to arrange and pay for shipping on this one. It is available to be picked up at my shop in Reedsport, Oregon.