VISIT MY EBAY SHOP FOR MORE FOLK ART FROM THE DEEP SOUTH
I plan to list more Folk Art in the future. Some of the pieces to be listed on my ebay shop contains early Sudduths, circa 1975â•„80, a time when Sudduth used more "mud" in his paintings. These works include log houses, water mills, squirrels, and other mages .Vintage paintings with his mud and spinach juice renderings are hard to come by. There also are more early Tollivers and a large number of strong Sybil Gibson’s etheral dusty, muted pastel paintings on grocery bags…
Some great abstract works by Willie White, and Roy Ferdinand urban ghetto memory paintings.A few pieces by Mary T Smith, and a number of Calvin Livingston's African hammered tin cutouts. Many of his paintings hang prominently in New Orleans House of Blues…..New Orelanian Welmon Sharlhorne who is known for his brilliant detailed line drawings done during his long stint at Angola Prison.
Also some great retablos and dramatic yarn shields as well as beaded masks made by the indigenous Huichol Indians of Mexico’s remote Sierra Madre mountains.
Other self-taught artists such as MOSE TOLLIVER.I first purchased a Mose T titled "Tico Bird" in 1969 and have never stopped. The strength his work is his lack of self-consciousness as to what his art is or should be. It was his sheer impulse to create, and therein lies its power.You can see my book on Mose Toliver in my Ebay store.
I am in process of publishing my second book on Folk Artist Juanita Rogers. You can read about her n my website and In Souls Grown Deep: African American Vernacular Art, Volume One: There is an essay and photography on Juanita Rogers (1934-1985), who best exemplifies the Outsider Artist.Her clapboard and tin two-room shack was nestled in the middle of a cow pasture fenced in by barbed wire. Her porch was filled with strange sculptures. There were human, animal, and vessel forms of cracking clay embedded with mule and cow bones, teeth, fossil shells, glass, Spanish moss, and coffee grounds, identified by Juanita as Ram Men, Goat Men, and Jungle Women.