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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Primitive Folk Art Eagle

This wonderful piece of Primitive Folk Art was found at a local estate sale.  This piece is an Eagle, hand carved out of wood and decorated in raised polychrome designs, gilded in gold, inlaid glass pieces, painted over in dark yellow, green and a cream colors.  It measures 10" tall, 12 3/4" wide at the bottom, 1" deep on the body and 1/4" deep on the wings and tail.  The body of the eagle is carved from one piece of wood, and the wings and and tail are crudely carved separate pieces of wood, attached by nails.   There is also a piece of wire attached by nails to hang the eagle.  The wire hanger was painted gold at one time but most has worn away.. The finish on the back appears to be a dark reddish brown paint, that has become dirty over time.  The wing on the left back side, in photo # 7, appears to have been broken at one time and glued back together.  This may have been separate pieces of wood that were glued together, came undone and were re glued by someone later. This area still has some weakness to it but I will leave that to the winning bidder to reinforce.  Some small pieces of the raised designs may be missing on the front, but I can't tell if that is the case, or if it was made that way.  The paint and gilding over time has aged and has a warm patina to it.  The photos do not show the true beauty of it.  This piece is a wonderful part of our Folk Art history and guaranteed to be authentic, so don't let it get away.  Please email with questions and I will be happy to respond as promptly as my schedule allows.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

THINKMULE™ in White Out Poster Show.

Date:Thursday, May 13, 2010
Time: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Location:Illiterate 82. South Broadway

In the DEWmocracy Flavor Campaign, three teams are crisscrossing the country capturing votes for three flavors of Mountain Dew. Team White Out is on its way to Denver, and they’re hosting a one-of-a-kind screen print poster show!

You’re invited to swing by Illiterate Gallery and check out 15 black-and-white screen prints from Denver's top artists, each printed in ultra-limited quantities (around five each). Pick one up, and the proceeds will go straight to a local charity. Make sure to bring some dough, this is a cash-only one night event and the posters are super affordable!

Come down at 5:00pm to get your fill of free White Out, and stay for the after-party to get free beer!

Participating Artists:

John Fellows
Anthony Cozzi
Chris Huth
Liz Miller
Andrew Hoffman
Adam Reker
Aaron Ray
Max Kauffman
Brian Son
Craig Holden Feinberg
Josh Shively
Spence Trierweiler
+ more!

Rock on!

Folk Art Signs

Monday, May 10, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Luther's Speed Shop Merch by HOUSE

Here’s a little peek at the artwork done for the Luther’s exhibition in Austin. Trusty red pencils sketch it up, then onto the first pass with ink. Hated to do it, but had to draw the snake-head big and fake that rascal onto the final in Photoshop. Check the completed piece at the bottom and see how many changes you can spot. As for the show, if you’re in Texas on April 9, shake the scorpions outta your boots and mosey on down to the the Austin Speed Shop. Andy, Rich and Angelo will be there breaking it all down. And be sure to head over to Luther’s afterward for the opening of that exhibition I mentioned, it runs April 10 through June 10. HOUSE blog.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

RGB wallpaper

Designed by Carnovsky – aka Milan based design duo Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla – for Italian wallpaper manufacturer, Jannelli & Volpi, and debuting recently as part of their showcase at Milan’s Design Week, RGB is a hauntingly gothic collection of wallpapers that show an array of chilling images, depending upon the colour of light shone at it…. Perhaps not the sort of thing for your own boudoir, yet nonetheless, a visual treat for interior designers searching for innovative and stimulating products for contemporary public spaces…..

Monday, May 3, 2010

Deborah Slabeck Baker

This is the first serious art that Baker has made in nearly 25 years. She's been occupied with her family and children . . . and dance had been her creative substitute. In the last year and a half she started making these embroideries and they have just been pouring out of her. They are a synthesis of all her past media and efforts. There are many references: needlework, samplers, hankies, silhouettes, and Folk Art. But they are also very personal, as this kind of work can be. She thinks of them as drawings, or poems/stories. She works directly on the fabric with thread -- no pre drawing or marking of the fabric. And this year. . . one of Baker's images is being used as a holiday card for The Art Institute of Chicago!