RODIA, S: The Watts Towers

The Watts Towers, picture of the artistRodia, Simon. The Watts Towers. Committee for Simon Rodia’s Tower in Watts, 1960. Unmarked text. Stamp and small spot on cover.Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26389) $10.00

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Twelve page illustrated booklet introduces the tower and Simon Rodia, the creator. The Watts Towers, Towers of Simon Rodia, or Nuestro Pueblo are an example of outsider Art. The artist built a collection of 17 interconnected sculptural structures in the Watts community of Los Angeles, within the Simon Rodia State Historic Park. Map.

GIRARD, A: Folk Art from the Global Village: The Girard Collection at the Museum of International Folk Art

Larsen, Jack Lenor. Folk Art from the Global Village: The Girard Collection at the Museum of International Folk Art. Museum of New Mexico Press, 1995. ISBN: 0890134642. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#26175) $12.00

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Beautifully illustrated, including a poster of Girard with a portrait by Charles Eames. Forward by Alexander H. Girard. Measures 7.5×8.5 inches. Alexander Girard (1907–1993) amassed the largest cross-cultural folk art collection in the world.

WALLETO, A: Navajo Folk Sculpture: Alfred Walleto

La Chapelle, Greg. Navajo Folk Sculpture: Alfred Walleto. Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, 1976. Unmarked. Some smudging on back cover. Very Good. Paperback. (#26060) $12.00

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Catalog for exhibition of wood carvings by Navajo artist Alfred Walleto. Monochrome photos of sculptures. . 20p. Charlie (Alfred) Walleto’s folk art is know for its visionary depictions of Navajo culture. Charlie started carving in 1961 and completed over four hundred pieces before he passed away in December 1964.

QUIMBY, IMG: Perspectives on American Folk Art (A Winterthur book)

Perspectives on American Folk Art (A Winterthur book), book coverQuimby, Ian M. G.; Swank, Scott T. (editors). Perspectives on American Folk Art (A Winterthur book). Norton, 1980. ISBN: 0393012735. Unmarked. Dust jacket has rips and tears. Good in fair dust jacket. Hardcover. (#26043) $12.00

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B/W illustrations. Index. 375p. Outgrowth of a conference at the Winterhur Museum in 1977. Topics include trends in collecting, the Michigan Folk Art project, an anthropological perspective, and more. Contributors include Scott T. Swank, Beatrix T. Rumford, Marsha MacDowell and C. Kurt Dewhurst, Marion J. Nelson, George A. Kobler, Michael Owen Jones, and others.

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HICKS, E: Edward Hicks: A Gentle Spirit, Andrew Crispo Gallery, 1975

Edward Hicks: A Gentle Spirit, book cover Edward Hicks: A Gentle Spirit. Andrew Crispo Gallery, 1975. Unmarked text. Some nicks and edge wear. Good. Paperback. (#25943) $12.00

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Exhibition catalog (May 16-June 28, 1975). Includes a portrait of Edward Hicks by Thomas Hicks, his first cousin from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection (Williamsburg, VA).

Curator: Patricia Hamilton. Color reproductions. Exhibition checklist.

Edward Hicks (1780-1849) was an American Folk painter, a distinguished minister of the Society of Friends, and he also became a Quaker icon because of his paintings.

ROBINSON, JH: Wos up man? Selections from the Joseph D. and Janet M. Shein Collection of Self-Taught Art

Wos up man? Selections from the Joseph D. and Janet M. Shein Collection of Self-Taught Art, Book coverRobinson, Joyce Henri. Wos up man? Selections from the Joseph D. and Janet M. Shein Collection of Self-Taught Art. Penn State University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780911209624. Factory sealed. 100p. Measures 10×10 inches. Like New. Paperback. (#25882) $32.00

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85 color illustrations. Exhibition catalog featuring numerous works from Joseph and Janet Shein’s important collection of self-taught (or “outsider”) art. Artists include William Hawkins, Thornton Dial Sr., Clementine Hunter, Howard Finster, Sam Doyle, George C. Briscoe, Chris Clark, C. W. Conner, and Chris Donnelly.

JENNY, N: Neil Jenney: Paintings and Sculpture 1967–1980

Rosenthal, Mark. Neil Jenney: Paintings and Sculpture 1967–1980. University Art Museum, 1980. Unmarked text.Very Good. Paperback. (#25779) $20.00

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Foreword by James Elliott and Jean-Christophe Ammann. Color Plates. Artists statement. Exhibition catalog. Bibliography and exhibition record by Elise Goldstein. 58pp. Measures 5.75 x 10 inches. Neil Jenney is a living self taught artist born in 1945.