11/8/2019 - Outsider and Folk Art: Discovery Auction

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Date of the auction: 08.11.2019

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Tubby Brown (American, 1929-2003)

The Devil's Christmas Tree mixed media on wood signed l.r. framed 21 x 11.5 in. (sight) 25 x 15.5 in. (frame) Provenance:Purchased from the artist in 1995 Condition: Middle and lower right branches are detached from back board

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Tubby Brown (American, 1929-2003)

Lot of two, including: Pair of Painted Chickens paint on tin each signed l.c. each ht. 11, wd. 11.5 in. Fat Devil Brew: Devil's Drink paint on tin signed l.r. ht. 22, wd. 5 in. Provenance:Purchased from the artist, September 1996

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Carl McKenzie (American, 1905-1998)

20th century. Five painted and carved wood sculptures, including a devil couple, two birds on snake heads, and a carved snake. Birds signed on underside; largest ht. 12.5 in. Condition: repair has been made to the left horn on the male figure

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Reuben Aaron Miller (American, 1912-2006)

20th century. Lot of five painted tin devils, signed; largest 49 x 13 in

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Leroy Almon (American, b. 1938)

Devil Fishing paint on carved wood signed l.r. unframed 24 x 11.25 in

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$2,000

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Benny Carter (American, 1943-2014)

Night Fishing acrylic on wood signed l.r. titled l.c. framed 12.25 x 19 in. (sight) 14 x 20.5 in. (frame

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Mose E. Tolliver (American, Alabama, 1919-2006)

Lot of three unframed paintings, including: S. Fish (red squid fish) paint on wood panel signed l.l. 10.25 x 21.5 in. Green Bird paint on wood panel signed l.l. 11.5 x 19.5 in. Oyster paint on wood panel signed on back 14.25 x 12.5 in

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Quinton J. Stephenson (American, 1920-1997)

Fish Plaque wood, cement and shells unsigned 17 x 43 in

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$250 - US$500

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Quinton J. Stephenson (American, 1920-1997)

Fish Plaque wood, cement, stones and shells unsigned 25 x 30 in

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$250 - US$500

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Contemporary Folk Art by Steve Meadows, Thomas May, and Susan Hale

20th century. Four pieces of folk art including a mixed media fish sculpture by Steve Meadows, a walking stick by Thomas May, an unsigned ceramic coil vase, and a painted chair by Susan Hale; largest ht. 61 in

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Annie Tolliver (American, Alabama, 1950-2018)

Lot of two painted panels, both signed by the artist: My Six Nephews Eating Watermelon paint on wood panel signed l.r unframed 16.25 x 23 in. (sight) and Red Snap Fish paint on wood panel signed l.r unframed 8 x 40 in. (sight

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Chris E. Lewallen (American, b. 1965)

Lot of three including: Snake Cane acrylic on carved wood ht. 37 in. Watermelon acrylic on wood panel signed l.r. unframed 22 x 23 in. Tree Branch Uncle Sam paint on limb wood signed on back 35 x 19.5 x 3.25 in. Condition: Tree Branch Uncle Sam left leg is detached from the base

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Whirligig with Woman, Chicken, and Grasshopper by Joe McFall

American, ca 1990. A whirligig by outsider artist Joe McFall, inscribed Chicken Chaiser for Huffman / JMC on base; ht. 52, lg. 86, dp. 4 in. Provenance:Acquired from the Howard Campbell, Elk Park, NC

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$200 - US$400

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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M.C. Jones (American, Louisiana, 1917-2003)

Lot of three mixed media pieces, all framed and signed by the artist, including: Chicken Yard 10.5 x 13.75 in. (sight) 15.25 x 18.5 in. (frame) The Wedding 9.25 x 12.25 in. (sight) 18 x 21.25 in. (frame) Santa & His Sleigh 14.5 x 21 in. (sight) 16 x 22.5 in. (frame

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Reuben Aaron Miller (American, 1912-2006)

Lot of seven unframed animal paintings, each signed, including: Pink Chicken on White paint on wood panel 12.25 x 15.75 in. Black Striped Rhinoceros on Yellow paint on wood panel 12 x 16 in. Black & White Rhinoceros paint on wood panel 12.25 x 16.25 in. Blue Rabbit on Green paint on wood panel 12 x

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Folk Art Paintings of Rural Scenes by Various Artists

Lot of four 20th Century folk art paintings focused on rural life, including: Animals in the Yard with Farmer Charles Dieter (American, 1922-1986) pastel on paper signed l.l. framed 10.5 x 14.5 in. (sight) 16.75 x 20.75 in. (frame) Winter Wonder Mary Green (American, 20th century) acrylic on canvas

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$300 - US$500

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Two Folk Art Paintings by Annie G. Wellborn and S.L. Jones

Lot of two 20th century framed folk art paintings, including: My Family at the Supper Table signed by Annie G. Wellborn l.r. paint on straw fabric 14.5 x 25.5 in. (sight) 21 x 32.5 in. (frame) and Businessman (Man) Dog & Bull signed by Shields Landon Jones u.c. colored pencil & pen on paper 18 x 23

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Annie G. Wellborn (American, 1927-2010)

Lot of two framed pieces, signed and titled by the artist: Duck Pond "Shandy Yards" mixed media on paper 24 x 17.75 in. (sight) 32 x 25.75 in. (frame) Wash Shed mixed media on paper 23.5 x 17.5 in. (sight) 31.75 x 25.75 in. (frame

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Herman V. Burns (American, Kentucky, b. 1932)

Waterfowl & Eagles in Pines mixed media on paper signed l.r. framed 13.25 x 21.5 in. (sight) 16 x 24.25 in. (frame

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$500 - US$700

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Eddy Arning (American, 1898-1993)

The Great Adventure Cray pas on paper unsigned framed 17.5 x 22.5 in. (sight) 27.5 x 32.5 in. (frame

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$2,000

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Folk Art Animal Paintings by Jim Gary Phillips (American, b. 1951) and Sam...

Lot of two including: Black Goat Mean White Goat Mean acrylic on wood panel signed l.c. framed 17.5 x 17.5 in. (sight) 21.5 x 21.5 in. (frame) Elephant and Rider acrylic on paperboard signed l.r. framed 11.75 x 15.5 in. (sight) 14.25 x 18.25 in. (frame

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$400 - US$500

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Jimmie Lee Sudduth (American, Alabama, 1910-2007)

White Rooster paint and mud on board signed u.c. framed 24 x 24 in. (sight) 28.5 x 28.5 in. (frame

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Sarah Rakes (American, b. 1955)

Rooster mixed media on paper signed l.r. framed 11 x 14 in. (sight) 18.5 x 21 in. (frame

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Tubby Brown (American, 1929-2003)

Adam & Eve in Eden oil on canvas board signed l.r. framed 17.75 x 23.75 in. (sight) 19.25 x 25.25 in. (frame) Provenance:Purchased from the artist, September 1996

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Benjamin Franklin Perkins (American, 1904-1993)

Artist's Environment oil on canvas signed u.c. framed 33.5 x 17.5 in (sight) 35 x 19 in. (frame

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Myrtice West (American, Alabama, 1923-2010)

Haward and Family go to Church oil on canvas signed l.r. framed 15.5 x 23 in. (sight) 20.5 x 28 in. (frame) Lot includes image of artist

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Reuben Aaron Miller (American, 1912-2006)

Man & Woman / Two Angels oil on tin signed on reverse larger ht. 42.5, wd. 11.75 in. smaller ht. 35.35, wd. 11.75 in

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$200 - US$300

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Annie G. Wellborn (American, 1927-2010)

Lot of four framed paintings all signed, titled and dated by artist, including: Beautiful Summer Day oil on panel 16.5 x 19.5 in. (sight) 19.5 x 23.5 in. (frame) Little Annie (Self-Portrait) oil over reproduction print on textured board 13.75 x 10.75 in. (sight) 20.25 x 17.25 in. (frame) Gathering

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$400 - US$600

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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William Thomas Thompson (American, b. 1935)

Black Angel acrylic on canvas signed l.r. framed 31.5 x 31.5 in. (sight) 33 x 33 in. (frame

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$400 - US$500

Date: 8 Nov 2019

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Religious Folk Art, Lot of Four by Various Artists

Lot of four 20th century folk art pieces, including: Moses in the Bulrushes signed by Annie Lucas l.l. mixed media on canvas framed 15.5 x 19.5 in. (sight) 18 x 22 in. (frame) Religion (Sermon) signed by Roger Rice l.r. colored pencil and graphite on paper framed 10.75 x 14 in. (sight) 14.5 x 17.5

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$300 - US$400

Date: 8 Nov 2019