02-25-2001 02-25-2001
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Bolton MA
February 25, 2001 10:00 AMCalender

Carved and Painted Wood Head with Cap

Auction: Sale #2056 - 2056 Location: Bolton Date / Time: February 25, 2001 10:00AM


Carved and Painted Wood Head with Cap, probably early 20th century, all-over dark paint, with stand, (chip to back of cap), ht. 7, wd. 6, dp. 2 in. Provenance: James Kronen, Raymond Saroff/Howard Rose collection, Aarne Anton/American Primitive Gallery. Literature and Exhibitions: Raymond Saroff and Howard Rose were among the earliest collectors of American folk art. Rose, a novelist educated at the Art Institute of Chicago, was an important intellectual contributor to the theoretical debate about the aesthetic value of folk art. The Saroff and Rose collection was featured in the exhibition "The Fine Art of American Folk," The Edith C. Blum Institute Bard College, 1990. Coinciding with the exhibition, Rose published UNEXPECTED ELOQUENCE: THE ART IN AMERICAN FOLK ART, Selections from the Howard Rose/Raymond Saroff Folk Art Collection, (New York, 1989), illustrating many of the objects in the exhibition, including this one.
Estimate $4,000-7,000


Howard Rose, Raymond Saroff, Painted Wood Head , all-over dark paint, James Kronen, novelist , Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Bard College, Edith C. Blum Institute Bard College