Jasper52 presents Americana, Folk Art & Outsider Art April 8

Lewis Smith, 'Pepsi Cola,' $800-$1,000

Lewis Smith, ‘Pepsi Cola,’ $800-$1,000

NEW YORK — The fascinating world of Americana, folk art, and outsider art takes center stage in Jasper52‘s new auction, beginning Thursday, April 8, beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern. Absentee and Internet live bidding is provided by LiveAuctioneers.

Handcrafted tramp art boxes, collectible vintage signage, and detailed wooden frames are just a few of the whimsical treasures offered in this Americana sale. These artisan objects vary from folk art paintings, ceramics, and more formal Americana. This collection of 19th-20th century rural life will create a unique sense of welcome in any home.

First up is Pepsi Cola, an illustration of a folk art diner drawn on a cracker box, by Lewis Smith. A reclusive outsider artist, Smith lived most of his life in the woods of Ohio, alone after the death of his mother. Crackers were a big part of his diet and the packaging served as canvases for his art. His work is included in museums and folk art art collections throughout the world. The item is expected to bring $800-$1,000.

A unique piece of Americana is the copper and gold-leaf weathervane featuring a trotter horse and sulky. Dating to the 1880s, it carries an estimate of $8,000-$12,000.


Trotter horse and sulky weathervane, 1880s, $8,000-$12,000

Trotter horse and sulky weathervane, 1880s, $8,000-$12,000

Our final preview lot for the sale is this fine needlework sampler from Lancaster, Pa., dated 1830 and signed by its creator, Jane Milner, then age 17. This beautiful hand-stitched artifact is estimated at $3,000-$4,000.

1830 needlework sampler from Lancaster, Pa., $3,000-$4,000

1830 needlework sampler from Lancaster, Pa., $3,000-$4,000

Jasper52’s Americana, Folk Art, and Outsider Art auction will take place on Thursday, April 8, starting at 6 p.m. Eastern time. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

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