American Primitive Gallery

Recognized Dealer

New York, NY

About American Primitive Gallery

The Eye to discover remarkable art and antiques has been the cornerstone of American Primitive Gallery. Aarne Anton has been presenting an eclectic mix of American Folk Art, antique objects as art, and Outsider Art by self taught artists for over 30 years. Among our past notable exhibitions were Signs of the Times, Weathervanes and Whirligigs, Mask Images, The Sports Show, Carved Canes, Obsessive & Accumulative Art, The Horse Show, Cast and Forged Iron, Cats and Dogs, Figures in Folk Art, Carnivals and Arcades, Visions of Space & UFOs in Art, and Folk Erotica. We are al...Read More

American Primitive Gallery

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Vintage 1920-1929 United States Folk Art Garden Ornaments
Marble
This is the earliest marble carvings known by the mysterious artist identified by his initials HD incised 1927. The unidentified artist is believed to have worked in the Philadelphia...
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Mid-20th Century United States Folk Art Architectural Elements
Zinc
Sculptural large swan mold with intricate detailing. The swan mold is made in two pieces and wired together and has been mounted on a metal base. I do not know what the cast zinc pi...
Robert Adale Davis
2010- United States Organic Modern Animal Sculptures
Robert Adale Davis makes string art among other things. The Texas self-taught artist has combined colored string and cloth with wire and a movers strap to create a fanciful animated ...
Ionel Talpazan
1990-1999 United States Space Age Outsider and Self Taught Art
Canvas
Ionel Talpazan (1956-2015) is a self taught artist known for art depicting space and UFOs. This is one of two large paintings that he did to sum up his beliefs about the universe. Io...
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Antique Late 19th Century United States Machine Age Mounted Objects
Iron
Mechanical iron tool for retrieving bales of hay. The nose spike goes into the hay bale and tilts from the handle to pull the bale of hay. Mounted on an American Primitive black met...
Vintage 1960-1969 United States Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Wood yard show figure originally found in Maine. The unpainted figure has applied metal for eyes with buttons for eyes and curled metal for hair. There is a stringed necklace with ...
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Vintage 1940-1949 United States Folk Art Carnival Art
Iron
Graphic cast iron shooting gallery targets from a carnival. These have had decades of use and paint and are now mounted over black metal bases as works of art.
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Vintage 1940-1949 United States Folk Art Carnival Art
Iron
In carnival arcades were shooting galleries the a variety of iron targets. These were sometimes motorized to turn or had bells to ring when hit in the centre. As they were used over ...
Vintage 1930-1939 United States Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Fred K. Alten (1872 - 1945) from Wyandote Michigan was known for his carvings of folk art animals in circus wagons. This is the only figural piece of his that I have seen. It has the...
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Antique Late 19th Century United States Folk Art Garden Ornaments
Marble
Carved marble building panel with reclining woman. The piece appears to have been installed outdoors, possibly in a garden as there is weathering and some oxidation. From a NY privat...
Purvis Young
Late 20th Century United States Folk Art Contemporary Art
Masonite
Purvis Young (1943-2010) was an acclaimed artist living and working in the Overtown section of Miami. He was discovered as a street artist painting on found material and adhering the...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier United States Native American Native Am...
Stone
Chip carved sandstone bird effigy with forward thrust head with large socket eyes. There is a conical hole behind the head that connects to a second conical hole in the back between ...

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