Masterpieces, discoveries pepper Slotin folk art auction April 30-May 1

Charles A.A. Dellschau, ‘Aero Rondo & Flanck Rondo,’ Dec. 21, 1919, double-sided, watercolor, paint, pencil and string on paper, 17in x 17in. Estimate: $10,000-15,000. Slotin Auction image

Charles A.A. Dellschau, ‘Aero Rondo & Flanck Rondo,’ Dec. 21, 1919, double-sided, watercolor, paint, pencil and string on paper, 17in x 17in. Estimate: $10,000-15,000. Slotin Auction image

 

BUFORD, Ga. – Slotin Auction, specializing in self-taught art, has scoured the country to bring the rare and unique items out for a folk art auction April 30-May 1.

The more than 1,100 lots will feature Southern folk pottery, Americana, self-taught and outsider art from the Edward Okun Collection, primitive musical instruments from the Morgan Rank Collection, Navajo folk art and religious santos, Art Brut, hundreds of works by Florida Highwaymen, tramp art and African-American quilts.

Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.com.

Steve or Amy Slotin advise watching for lot 160, a rare double-sided work by Art Brut master Charles A.A. Dellschau (above) and lot 162, “Evonne” Possum Trot Doll (below) by Calvin and Ruby Black, a museum-quality masterpiece as well as the dust jacket cover illustration of American Primitive Discoveries in Folk Sculpture by Roger Ricco and Frank Maresca.

 

Calvin and Ruby Black ‘Evonne’ Possum Trot Doll, 51.5in high. Estimate: $25,000-$40,000. Slotin Auction image

Calvin and Ruby Black ‘Evonne’ Possum Trot Doll, 51.5in high. Estimate: $25,000-$40,000. Slotin Auction image

 

Expected to top out at around $50,000 is lot 161, an important drawing by freed slave Bill Traylor titled Baby Chick.

Other treats include lot 174, the stunning Bust of a Black Woman With Blue Eyes (below) by S.L. Jones (est. $8,000-$12,000) and lot 70, an exquisite large rock-tooth wig stand by Lanier Meaders, (est. 10,000-15,000).

 

S.L. Jones, ‘Bust of a Woman With Blue Eyes,’ 1979, carved and painted wood, 14in x 10in. Estimate: $8,000-12,000. Slotin Auction image

S.L. Jones, ‘Bust of a Woman With Blue Eyes,’ 1979, carved and painted wood, 14in x 10in. Estimate: $8,000-12,000. Slotin Auction image

 

For details contact Slotin Auction at 770-532-1115 or 404-403-4244 or email auction@slotingfolkart.com.

 

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.