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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Ionel Talpazan
Offered By American Primitive Gallery
1990-1999 United States Folk Art Outsider and Self Taught Art
Canvas
Ionel Talpazan (1956-2015) is known for his paintings of space and UFOs. Born in Romania he had an experience with a UFO when he was 8 years old that affected himhis entire life and ...
Unknown
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Antique Late 19th Century United States Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
Carved and painted soldier standing on arrow whirligig that also worked as a weathervane with the wooden arrow pointing the wind direction. The figure is wearing a revolutionary war ...
Unknown
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Late 20th Century United States Folk Art Contemporary Art
Metal
A round metal sign with an illogical statement that bends reality and could be viewed as a Dadaist statement. Who is the Poor Boy? Why would one mistake ashtrays, silverware or brick...
Ionel Talpazan
Offered By American Primitive Gallery
1990-1999 United States Space Age Outsider and Self Taught Art
Canvas
Ionel Talpazan (1956-2015) was a self taught artist known for paintings about UFOs, space, and an imagined future. He was born in Romania and had an UFO visitation experience when he...
Unknown
Offered By American Primitive Gallery
Vintage 1940-1949 United States Folk Art Decoys
Wood
Trout ice fishing decoy of carved wood with tin fins and inset lead weights. The brown and silver grey fish has black spots and eye. The tail is chevron striped and bends to one side...
Unknown
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Late 20th Century United States Folk Art Paintings
Plywood
An outdoor painting from a group of anonymous panels depicting Busch stadium and the St Louis skyline. What elevated the painting is the abstract depiction of the ballpark and the pa...
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Early 20th Century United States Folk Art Figurative Sculptures
Wood
Carving that may have been architectural or from a piece of fanciful furniture. The arresting female figure has her arms crossed over her chest with a downward gaze. The carving has...
Lewis Smith
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Vintage 1980-1989 United States Folk Art Outsider and Self Taught Art
Paper
Lewis Smith (1907-1998) was an eccentric self taught artist in rural Ohio. He had a lifetime railroad pass that allowed him to follow women's athletics in schools and colleges that h...
Unknown
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Early 20th Century United States Folk Art Weathervanes
Iron
Handmade running horse weathervane of cut sheet metal with iron bracing on one side. The weathered surface has remains of old paint on the zinc surface. The original iron rod is att...
Unknown
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Antique 19th Century United States Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Stone
This mysterious stone bust by an unknown carver turned up in a mid-western auction. It is a fine grained stone possibly a sandstone but with layering. I believe it is a folk sculptu...
Unknown
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Vintage 1920-1929 United States Folk Art Signs
Wood
Unusual piano shaped sign from a Rhode Island supper club. Music was communicated by the shape of the sign that dates to the 1920s. There are two metal rods sticking out from the sid...
Unknown
Offered By American Primitive Gallery
Early 20th Century United States Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
This African-American carved wood head has an unusual subtly and sensitivity from the mouth to the eyes and hair. What is most unusual is the blue paint used to outline both the eyes...

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