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What to Collect: Contemporary Folk Art

The objects of everyday life, folk art, are the carved and decorated objects (weathervanes, whirligigs, andĀ paintings) often madeĀ outside of urban areas by itinerant or self-taught artists and craftspeople. These naive and sometimes primitive objects are often colorful, highly individual and whimsical interpretations of utilitarian or decorative forms. A simple box can be transformed by colorful paint or wind-driven whirligigs can be fashioned in endless variation.… Read More