"Great and Mighty Things": Outsider Art from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection

March 3 - June 9, 2013




Object labels from the exhibition

 
 
[Cat. 1, BST-70]
Felipe Benito Archuleta
Fish
1985
Cottonwood, paint, plastic eyes, sawdust, glue
 
 
[Cat. 2, BST-67]
Felipe Benito Archuleta
Lynx
1977
Cottonwood, paint, sisal, sawdust, glue
 
 
[Cat. 3, BST-66]
Felipe Benito Archuleta
Donkey
1981
Cottonwood, paint, glass marbles, sisal, sawdust, glue
 
 
[Cat. 4, BST-68]
Felipe Benito Archuleta
Mule
1975
Wood, paint, sisal, sawdust, glue
 
 
[Cat. 5, BST-69]
Felipe Benito Archuleta
Spotted Boar
1981
Cottonwood, paint, sisal, sawdust, glue
 
 
[Cat. 6, BST-6]
Eddie Arning
Plant with Abstracted Flowers
Oil pastel over graphite on cream paper
 
 
[Cat. 7, BST-4]
Eddie Arning
Planter
1968
Oil pastel over graphite on cream paper
 
 
[Cat. 8, BST-5]
Eddie Arning
Six Colored Circles
Oil pastel over graphite on cream paper
 
 
[Cat. 9, BST-7]
Eddie Arning
"Sunkist Lemons"
Oil pastel over graphite on tan paper
 
 
[Cat. 10, BST-71]
Emery Blagdon
Balance (Section of the Healing Machine)
Basic structure: Medium-gauge galvanized and ungalvanized iron and aluminum wire of varying ages, sometimes painted green postmanufacture, often wrapped with finer gauge iron and copper wire, including very fine clear-coated copper wire (commonly called magnet wire, used in making electromagnetic coils)
Additional elements: Fine-gauge iron, brass, and copper wire; cut iron sheet; iron nails; folded and rolled aluminum foil; aluminum can pop tops; preprinted plastic sheet; masking tape; strapping tape; bandages
 
 
[Cat. 11, BST-73]
Emery Blagdon
Single Balance (Section of the Healing Machine)
Basic structure: Heavy- and medium-gauge galvanized iron wire and uncoated and coated copper wire of varying gauges and ages, wood
Additional elements: Cut iron sheet (gasket?), folded aluminum foil, fine and very fine uncoated and clear-coated copper wire (commonly called magnet wire, used in making electromagnetic coils)
 
 
[Cat. 12, BST-72]
Emery Blagdon
Airplane (Section of the Healing Machine)
Basic structure: Galvanized and ungalvanized iron and copper wire of varying gauges and ages, including very fine, clear-coated copper wire (commonly called magnet wire, used in making electromagnetic coils) and green nylon-coated copper wire (commonly used as electrical ground wire)
Additional elements: Cut iron sheet, rolled and painted aluminum sheet, folded and rolled aluminum foil
 
 
[Cat. 13, BST-80]
David Butler
Pilot Whirligig
Reused, corrugated, galvanized iron sheet (of the type used for roofing and siding), wood, wire, plastic, paint
 
 
[Cat. 14, BST-86]
David Butler
Spirit Shield (Section of Window Screen)
Reused, corrugated, galvanized iron sheet (of the type used for roofing and siding), paint, metal and plastic reflector
Middle section of a three-part window screen formerly on exterior of Butler's home
 
 
[Cat. 15, BST-82]
David Butler
Large Critter
Reused, flattened, corrugated, galvanized iron sheet (of the type used for roofing and siding), paint
 
 
[Cat. 16, BST-81]
David Butler
Crucifixion
Reused, corrugated iron sheet (of the type used for roofing and siding), paint, bright white metal dangle, white and gold flocked wire, gold plastic fibers, iron wire, nails
 
 
[Cat. 17, BST-79]
David Butler
Spirit Shield (Sections of Window Screen)
Reused, perforated aluminum sheet (embossed on reverse), alkyd house paint (left section painted blue on reverse)
Formerly on exterior of Butler's home
 
 
[Cat. 18, BST-85]
David Butler
Small Critter
Reused, galvanized iron sheet, paint, applied galvanized iron eyes
 
 
[Cat. 19, BST-83]
David Butler
Large Whirligig with Three Critters
Reused iron sheet, wood, paint, coated and uncoated iron wire, nails, plastic
 
 
[Cat. 20, BST-84]
David Butler
Steamship with Big Anchor
Reused, galvanized iron sheet (of the type used for roofing and siding), paint
 
 
[Cat. 21, BST-87]
Miles B. Carpenter
Root Monster with Rubber Snake
Carved and filed tree root with attached wood elements (legs, teeth, eyes), attached rubber snake, paint, iron wire, nail
 
 
[Cat. 22, BST-8]
James Castle
Jacket Leaning to Right (recto)
Farmscape with White House and Trees (verso)
Double-sided soot-and-spit drawing with stick-applied lines and wiped soot wash on gray/tan cardboard (flattened matchbox tray)
 
 
[Cat. 23, BST-13]
James Castle
Gray Bird with White Tail
White paper, thin gray/tan cardboard; cut, torn, folded, and adhered; soot-and-spit stick-applied lines and wiped soot wash
 
 
[Cat. 24, BST-12]
James Castle
Girl
Gray/tan cardboard and tan paper; cut, torn, wrapped, and adhered
 
 
[Cat. 25, BST-22]
James Castle
Red Vest with White Buttons
Tan/brown cardboard and cream card, punched, stitched and tied with white cotton string, red water-based paint
 
 
[Cat. 26, BST-18]
James Castle
Red Dresser
Tan corrugated cardboard, punched, stitched and tied with white cotton string; red and orange washes, soot-and-spit stick-applied lines
 
 
[Cat. 27, BST-9]
James Castle
Section of a Room with Patterned Wallpaper and a Dado
Soot-and-spit drawing with stick-applied lines and wiped soot wash on gray/tan cardboard (flattened Doumak's Marshmallows box)
 
 
[Cat. 28, BST-10]
James Castle
Wall Section
Thin and thick gray/tan cardboard (some faced with commercially printed paper), adhered and punched, stitched and tied with white cotton string; soot-and-spit stick-applied lines and wiped soot wash with traces of wax crayon
 
 
[Cat. 29, BST-17]
James Castle
Gray Door
Thin gray/tan cardboard faced with dark gray and cream papers, punched, stitched and tied with white string; pale gray wash, wiped soot wash, red and gray-brown fiber-tipped pen ink
 
 
[Cat. 30 and cat. 31, BST-19 and, BST-20]
James Castle
Blue-Handled Pitchers
Thin gray/tan cardboard; cut, torn, and folded; punched, stitched and tied with thick and thin white string; blue and white washes; yellow, red, magenta, green, and brown wax crayon; traces of graphite
 
 
[Cat. 32, BST-15]
James Castle
Gray Bowl
Dark gray paper (from Sears shopping bag), folded and wrapped, punched, stitched and tied with thin white cotton string; green wax crayon
 
 
[Cat. 33, BST-16]
James Castle
Brown Chair
Thin tan cardboard with existing masking tape; cut, torn, and adhered, punched, stitched and tied with white and yellow string; soot-and-spit stick-applied lines and wiped soot wash with traces of red wash
 
 
[Cat. 34, BST-14]
James Castle
Abstract Construction
Tan card with existing printing and graphite notations and gray/tan cardboard (sample card), adhered and punched, stitched and tied with thin white cotton string
 
 
[Cat. 35, BST-11]
James Castle
Abstract Construction
Thin tan and gray/tan cardboard; cut, torn, folded, and adhered, punched, stitched and tied with thin white string; wiped soot wash
 
 
[Cat. 36, BST-21]
James Castle
White Clapboard Wall with Green Footing Base Section
Tan card faced with cream paper and thin cardboard with commercial color printing, folded and wrapped, punched, stitched and tied with thin white cotton string; wiped soot wash and green water-based paint
 
 
[Cat. 37, BST-100]
Bruno Del Favero
Mushroom Picking
Alkyd house paint on fiberboard backed with plywood
 
 
[Cat. 38, BST-98]
Bruno Del Favero
Landscape with River and Exotic Church
Alkyd house paint on Masonite
 
 
[Cat. 39, BST-99]
Bruno Del Favero
Four Boats on a River
Alkyd house paint on Masonite
 
 
[Cat. 40, BST-101]
Bruno Del Favero
Fourteen Sailboats on a River
Alkyd house paint on Masonite
 
 
[Cat. 41, BST-89]
Sam Doyle
"Nancy" and "Sam, Slave"
Reused corrugated, galvanized iron sheet (of the type used for roofing and siding); paint; areas of nonoriginal paint in background
 
 
[Cat. 42, BST-90]
Sam Doyle
"St. Helena First Black Embalmer John"
Reused corrugated, galvanized iron sheet (of the type used for roofing and siding); paint; remains of horizontal caulk line
 
 
[Cat. 43, BST-88]
Sam Doyle
"B.C."
Reused corrugated, galvanized iron sheet (of the type used for roofing and siding); alkyd and acrylic house paints
 
 
[Cat. 44, BST-91]
Sam Doyle
"Bosie" and "Wewe"
Reused corrugated, galvanized iron sheet (of the type used for roofing and siding); paint
 
 
[Cat. 45, BST-92]
Sam Doyle
Rooster
Reused corrugated, galvanized iron sheet (of the type used for roofing and siding); paint
 
 
[Cat. 46, BST-168]
Sam Doyle
"Dr. Boles Hi Blood"
Reused corrugated, galvanized iron sheet (of the type used for roofing and siding); paint
 
 
[Cat. 47, BST-93]
William Edmondson
Woman
Limestone with cement-like residues
 
 
[Cat. 48, BST-97]
William Edmondson
Horse with Short Tail
Limestone
 
 
[Cat. 49, BST-96]
William Edmondson
Angel
Limestone
 
 
[Cat. 50]
William Edmondson
Three Birds
Limestone
Philadelphia Museum of Art: 125th Anniversary Acquisition. Partial and promised gift of Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz, 2002-50-3
 
 
[Cat. 51, BST-95]
William Edmondson
Sheep
Limestone
 
 
[Cat. 52, BST-94]
William Edmondson
Horse with Long Tail
Limestone
 
 
[Cat. 58, BST-106] [Cat. 53, BST-108] [Cat. 57, BST-107]
Howard Finster
LEFT TO RIGHT
"William Ford. Father of Henry Ford," #1,843
1981
Paint on cardboard, artist-made frame of Douglas fir painted and branded with artist-made metal stamps
"The Big Push," #1,765
1980
Paint on plywood, artist-made frame of Douglas fir branded with artist-made metal stamps
"Antonio Pollaiolo, 1429­1498," #1,841
1981
Paint on cardboard, artist-made frame of Douglas fir branded with artist-made metal stamps
 
 
[Cat. 54, BST-206]
Howard Finster
"Words of Jesus Only," #2,198
1981
Paint on reverse side of cut-out interior plywood paneling
 
 
[Cat. 55, BST-103]
Howard Finster
Saint John the Baptist
Alkyd house paint on cut-out plywood
 
 
[Cat. 56, BST-102]
Howard Finster
"Nahu[m] 2:4 Describes the Horseless Chariot Henry Ford Invents the Described," #1,866
1981
Aluminum sheet cutouts, scored, painted, and nailed to plywood; artist-made frame of tulip poplar branded with artist-made metal stamps
 
 
[Cat. 59, BST-111]
Howard Finster
"Don't Miss Heaven," #3,324
1984
Shadowbox construction of plywood back, lumber sides, and two layers of acrylic sheet, painted inside and out; beads; wire; cloth flowers
 
 
[Cat. 60, BST-112]
Howard Finster
"Model of a Space Hotel to Come," #3,163
1983
Shadowbox construction of wood with glass front and interior layer of glass, plastic beads on wire, cloth flowers
 
 
[Cat. 61, BST-109]
Howard Finster
"My Vision of Another World," #1,146
1978
Shadowbox construction of plywood and glass, both painted inside and out; artist-made frame of Douglas fir, carved and branded with artist-made metal stamps
 
 
[Cat. 62, BST-105]
Howard Finster
"Quit Blowing Your Horn Down There. Don't You See My Hands Are Full," #2,118
1981
Paint and glitter on plywood, artist-made frame of Douglas fir branded with artist-made metal stamps
 
 
[Cat. 63, BST-104]
Howard Finster
"Castles of River of Life," #1,508
1979
Paint on cut-out plywood
 
 
[Cat. 64, BST-113]
Howard Finster
Wire Train
Galvanized, welded iron mesh screen, cut, bent, and mechanically joined with galvanized wire; selected areas painted green; plastic doll with cloth clothing; painted mirror; card stock; beads threaded on wire; metal earring backs; plastic pendants; plastic bangle bracelet
 
 
[Cat. 65, BST-110]]
Howard Finster
"Heaven Is Worth It All," #2,798
1982
Shadowbox construction of wood with acrylic sheet front, painted inside and out; cloth flowers; metal chains; cut sheet-metal figures
 
 
[Cat. 66, BST-114]
Howard Finster
"Visions of the Unknown," #2,242
Plywood joined with nails with turned element on top (likely white pine); paint, glitter, mirror, fiber-tipped pen ink, and colored pencil on tan paper; tan paper with existing commercial relief printing
 
 
[Cat. 67, BST-115]
Howard Finster
"Visions of Other Worlds," #3,056
1983
Paint on plywood and Plexiglas, wood strips branded with artist-made metal stamps, metal sheet and wood cutouts with paint and glitter, plastic beads on iron wire, metal chains, cloth flowers
 
 
[Cat. 68, BST-24]
Lee Godie
Three Women with Big Yellow Hats
Opaque watercolor and ball-point pen ink over graphite on primed canvas (section of window shade)
 
 
[Cat. 69, BST-28]
Lee Godie
Man with John Hancock Centers
Opaque watercolor and ball-point pen ink on primed canvas
 
 
[Cat. 70, BST-29]
Lee Godie
Man with John Hancock Centers
Opaque watercolor and ball-point pen ink on primed canvas
 
 
[Cat. 71, BST-26]
Lee Godie
Woman with Blue and Brown Sconces
Opaque watercolor and ball-point pen ink on primed canvas
 
 
[Cat. 72, BST-23]
Lee Godie
Waiter
Watercolor, pen and colored ink, and ink washes on primed canvas; tear in lower right stitched with tan thread
 
 
[Cat. 73, BST-25]
Lee Godie
Yellow Birds and Daisies
Opaque watercolor and ball-point pen ink on primed canvas
 
 
[Cat. 74, BST-30]
Lee Godie
"Mr. Blue Bird"
Ball-point pen ink on primed canvas
 
 
[Cat. 75, BST-27]
Lee Godie
Two Blonde Women with Blue Checked Background
Opaque watercolor and ball-point pen ink on primed canvas
 
 
[Cat. 76, BST-3]
Consuelo González Amezcua
"Butterfly Fantasy"
Ball-point pen ink over graphite on two sheets of gray/tan cardboard faced with cream-colored paper (one with cut window opening)
 
 
[Cat. 77, BST-1]
Consuelo González Amezcua
"Filligree Drawing with Pen and Ink"
Pen and colored inks on illustration board with collaged thin tan paper
 
 
[Cat. 78]
Consuelo González Amezcua
"La Bella Huri"
1970
Colored ball-point pen inks, wax crayon, and graphite with touches of watercolor on tan cardboard
Philadelphia Museum of Art: Gift of Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz, 2005-28-1
 
 
[Cat. 79, BST-2]
Consuelo González Amezcua
"Chelo's Swan"
Pen and colored inks with colored chalk on thick cardboard with textured bronze metallic surface
 
 
[Cat. 80, BST-119]
William Hawkins
Three Horses with Green Frame
Alkyd house paint on reused fiberboard with existing nail holes
 
 
[Cat. 81, BST-117]
William Hawkins
Green Towers
Alkyd house paint with admixture of particulate matter (possibly sand) on Masonite
 
 
[Cat. 82, BST-118]
William Hawkins
Three Horses with Red Frame
Alkyd house paint on Masonite, nailed through face of painting to attach to wood strips on reverse
 
 
[Cat. 83, BST-120]
William Hawkins
"Boffo"
Alkyd house paint on Masonite with fiberboard horns, textured mane and raised body made of alkyd paint mixed with broken starch chunks (possibly dried glue)
 
 
[Cat. 84, BST-116]
William Hawkins
Yaekle Building
Alkyd house paint on reused plywood, with cardboard pieces and scrap woods, including white pine coves, half-rounds, and quarter-rounds
 
 
[Cat. 85, BST-121]
William Hawkins
American Flag with Cone-Shaped Fireworks
Paint on plywood
 
 
[Cat. 86, BST-122]
S. L. Jones
Preacher and His Wife
Paint on wood with nails
Preacher: Douglas fir body, red oak arms, yellow pine Bible, sawdust-and-glue hair, leather belt
Wife: Yellow pine body, poplar head, white pine and tulip poplar (right) and Douglas fir and tulip poplar (left) arms
 
 
[Cat. 87, BST-123]
Justin McCarthy
"Ice Capades"
1971
Oil paint and charcoal on fiberboard
 
 
[Cat. 88, BST-35]
Sister Gertrude Morgan
"Lake But Not of Gennessaret"
Opaque watercolor, paint, and ball-point pen ink on beige paper
 
 
[Cat. 89, BST-32]
Sister Gertrude Morgan
"Scriptures"
Graphite, ball-point pen ink, wax crayon, and opaque watercolor on joined pieces of cream wove paper
 
 
[Cat. 90, BST-31]
Sister Gertrude Morgan
"New Jerusalem Court"
Graphite, ball-point pen ink, and paint on plastic with textured surface (possibly vinyl shelf liner)
 
 
[Cat. 91, BST-37]
Sister Gertrude Morgan
"Do You Thank God As You Go to Bed"
1970
Opaque watercolor and ball-point pen ink on tan paper, mounted to grass-cloth wallpaper
 
 
[Cat. 92, BST-34]
Sister Gertrude Morgan
"New Jerusalem High Way"
Paint and pen ink on card stock
 
 
[Cat. 93, BST-36]
Sister Gertrude Morgan
"The Lamb's Bride Resting in Her Chariot"
Opaque watercolor, ball-point pen ink, and paint on cream paper
 
 
[Cat. 94, BST-33]
Sister Gertrude Morgan
"The All Seeing Eye"
Water-based paint and ball-point pen ink on prepared canvas
 
 
[Cat. 95, BST-127]
Elijah Pierce
Christ Visited by the Angel in the Garden of Gethsemane
1967
Paint and glitter on carved white pine, artist-made frame
 
 
[Cat. 96, BST-128]
Elijah Pierce
The Archangel Michael
1948
Paint, including aluminum paint, on carved white pine; artist-made frame
 
 
[Cat. 97, BST-124]
Elijah Pierce
Christ Performing Three Miracles
1966
Paint and local applications of varnish on carved white pine, artist-made frame of yellow pine and other softwoods
 
 
[Cat. 98, BST-132]
Elijah Pierce
Christ and the Woman of Samaria
1962
Alkyd house paint on carved white pine, fiberboard (possibly Masonite) back board, artist-made frame
 
 
[Cat. 99, BST-133]
Elijah Pierce
The Flight into Egypt
Paint on carved wood, artist-made frame
 
 
[Cat. 100, BST-131]
Elijah Pierce
"Prayer"
1966
Paint and glitter on carved wood, artist-made frame
 
 
[Cat. 101, BST-126]
Elijah Pierce
"Bibl[e] Love"
1976
Paint and aluminum foil with localized varnish on carved white pine, artist-made frame of red or white oak
 
 
[Cat. 102, BST-129]
Elijah Pierce
"Love" (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
Paint, glitter, and local applications of varnish on carved wood; artist-made frame
 
 
[Cat. 103, BST-125]
Elijah Pierce
Father Time
Paint, glitter, and varnish on carved white pine with corrugated cardboard background
 
 
[Cat. 104, BST-134]
Elijah Pierce
Couple with Roses
1975
Paint on carved wood, artist-made frame
 
 
[Cat. 105, BST-130]
Elijah Pierce
Birds, Squirrels, and Raccoon
1973
Paint and glitter on carved white pine, artist-made frame
 
 
[Cat. 106, BST-39]
Martín Ramírez
"Jesus"
Artist-made black ink, wax crayon, and traces of graphite on pieced papers, some with existing printing (typescript and blue-ruled notebook paper)
 
 
[Cat. 107, BST-40]
Martín Ramírez
Train, Cars, Tunnels, and Windows
1953
Graphite, wax crayon, water-based paint, and artist-made black ink on single sheet of paper
 
 
[Cat. 108, BST-38]
Martín Ramírez
Horse and Rider
Wax crayon with touches of artist-made black ink on pieced papers
 
 
[Cat. 109]
Martín Ramírez
Horse and Rider
Wax crayon, graphite, and artist-made black ink on pieced papers
Philadelphia Museum of Art: 125th Anniversary Acquisition. Partial and promised gift of Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz, 2002-50-2
 
 
[Cat. 110, BST-41]
Martín Ramírez
Seven Vignettes: Fiddler, Dancers, Bullfight, Woman, and Various Animals
Wax crayon, graphite, and water-based paint on pieced papers
 
 
[Cat. 111, BST-42]
Martín Ramírez
Dragon Train
Wax crayon, graphite, colored pencil, and water-based paint on pieced papers (with collaged printed newsprint)
 
 
[Cat. 112, BST-43]
Martín Ramírez
Vertical Tunnel with Cars
Wax crayon, graphite, and water-based paint on pieced papers
 
 
[Cat. 113, BST-137]
Ellis Ruley
England
Paint on thin cardboard
 
 
[Cat. 114, BST-136]
Ellis Ruley
Cruising
Paint on thin cardboard
 
 
[Cat. 115, BST-135]
Ellis Ruley
Swimming Pool
Paint on thin cardboard
 
 
[Cat. 116, BST-139]
Jon Serl
Town Dump
Oil paint on fiberboard
 
 
[Cat. 117, BST-140]
Jon Serl
Four Birds
Oil paint on reverse of color-printed fiberboard
 
 
[Cat. 118, BST-142]
Jon Serl
Man with Outstretched Arms
Oil paint on reused photolithograph print, mounted to Masonite
 
 
[Cat. 119, BST-141]
Jon Serl
Musicians
Oil paint on reused Masonite with bits of applied newsprint
 
 
[Cat. 120, BST-144]
Jon Serl
Three Figures
Oil paint on fiberboard, artist-made frame
 
 
[Cat. 121, BST-143]
Jon Serl
Woman in Profile
Oil paint, graphite, and pen on fiberboard
 
 
[Cat. 122, BST-138]
Jon Serl
Family Band
Oil paint on fiberboard
 
 
[Cat. 123, BST-145]
Herbert Singleton
"Going Home: McDonoghville Cemetery"
Alkyd industrial paint, including metallic paint, on carved red cedar with yellow pine battens
 
 
[Cat. 124, BST-146]
Simon Sparrow
Assemblage with Faces
Glitter, paint, molded plastic figurines (Star Wars figures, putti, and devils), decorative plaques, vessels, frames, shells, metal and plastic jewelry, buttons, beads, seeds, glass, stone, plaster, pine cones, and other found objects on wood; artist-made painted wood frame
 
 
[Cat. 125, BST-147]
Simon Sparrow
Assemblage with Painted Frame
Glitter, paint, molded plastic figurines, boxes, watches, metal and plastic jewelry, buttons, shells, wooden beads, mirror, rocks, ceramic, and other found objects on wood; artist-made painted wood frame
 
 
[Cat. 126, BST-50]
Bill Traylor
Washbasin and Pitcher
c. 1939-42
Opaque watercolor and graphite on gray/tan cardboard faced with tan paper, punched at corners and edges
 
 
[Cat. 127]
Bill Traylor
House with Two Men, a Turkey, and a Dog
c. 1939-42
Graphite on thin cream card, punched for hanging
Philadelphia Museum of Art: 125th Anniversary Acquisition. Partial and promised gift of Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz, 2002-50-1
 
 
[Cat. 128, BST-207]
Bill Traylor
Brown and Red House with Bird
c. 1939­42
Opaque watercolor and graphite on beige card
 
 
[Cat. 129], BST-52
Bill Traylor
Runaway Goat Cart
c. 1939-42
Opaque watercolor and graphite on cream card
 
 
[Cat. 130, BST-44]
Bill Traylor
Brown and Blue Man with Suitcase
c. 1939-42
Opaque watercolor and graphite on gray/tan cardboard
 
 
[Cat. 131, BST-53]
Bill Traylor
Orange Kettle and Basin
c. 1939-42
Opaque watercolor and graphite on beige card
 
 
[Cat. 132, BST-49]
Bill Traylor
Inkwell
c. 1939-42
Opaque watercolor and graphite on gray/tan cardboard
 
 
[Cat. 133, BST-46]
Bill Traylor
Turkey
c. 1939-42
Black crayon on gray/tan cardboard
 
 
[Cat. 134, BST-54]
Bill Traylor
Spotted Dog and Black Bird
c. 1939-42
Opaque watercolor and graphite on cream card (reverse of "Hollywood Oddities" poster)
 
 
[Cat. 135, BST-51]
Bill Traylor
Spotted Dog
c. 1939-42
Graphite and opaque watercolor on cream card, punched and tied with white string
 
 
[Cat. 136, BST-45]
Bill Traylor
Bull
c. 1939-42
Opaque watercolor and graphite on gray/tan cardboard ("Tootsie Treasures" Tootsie Roll box)
 
 
[Cat. 137, BST-47]
Bill Traylor
Man and Woman Holding Hands
c. 1939-42
Graphite and colored pencil on tan cardboard faced with cream paper
 
 
[Cat. 138, BST-48]
Bill Traylor
Men Drinking, Boys Tormenting, Dogs Barking
c. 1939-42
Opaque watercolor on card with dark gray prepared surface
 
 
[Cat. 139, cat. 144, cat. 145, cat. 146, cat. 149, cat. 150, cat. 152, cat. 153, cat. 154, cat. 155, cat. 156;, BST-154, BST-157, BST-159, BST-160, BST-162, BST-163, BST-164, BST-165, BST-166, BST-169, BST-170, BST-171, BST-178, BST-182, BST-183, BST-192, BST-193, BST-208, BST-209, BST-210, BST-211, BST-212?and possibly others]
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein
Ceramic Vessels, Crowns, Flowers, Leaves, Face, and Creature
Low-fired ceramic, paint
Some with hand-modeled leaves or flowers, metallic or glossy spray paint, varnish, glitter, and various found materials
 
 
[Cat. 140, BST-75]
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein
Chicken Bone Throne
Chicken bones (cross and front legs made of vertebrae; edge of seat back is pelvic girdle); gold paint over green paint; wire armature; glue
 
 
[Cat. 141, BST-76]
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein
Chicken Bone Throne
Chicken bones (top of seat back made of rib bones; armrests of wing bones; front legs of vertebrae); silver spray paint over pink and red paint; wire armature; glue
 
 
[Cat. 142, BST-180]
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein
Chicken Bone Throne
Chicken bones (top of seat back made of pelvic girdle bones; center of backrest is tail bone; front legs are wing bones); gold, pink, and blue paint over green paint; wire armature; glue
 
 
[Cat. 143, BST-74]
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein
Chicken Bone Tower
Chicken and turkey bones (tower and arched openings at base made of vertebrae; large bones at base are turkey wings and legs); seeds; gold, blue, red, and green paint; wire armature; glue
 
 
[Cat. 147, BST-175]
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein
Crown
Low-fired ceramic, hand-built with modeled leaves; white paint, brush-applied pink paint, varnish with darkened glitter; interior foil paper liner
 
 
[Cat. 148, BST-77]
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein
Crown
Low-fired ceramic, hand-built with modeled leaves; brush-applied semigloss ivory, pink, green, and red paint; varnish
 
 
[Cat. 151, BST-181]
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein
Creature
Low-fired ceramic, hand-modeled with impressed decoration; front: painted green over yellow over white; reverse: dark blue and light blue paint; varnish
 
 
[Cat. 157, BST-55]
George Widener
"Blue Monday (Reversal)"
2010
Ball-point and fiber-tipped pen inks over graphite on pieced papers
 
 
[Cat. 161, BST-57] [Cat. 158, BST-59]
Joseph Yoakum
ABOVE
"Little Falls in Coredeleene River near Coslo, Idaho"
1965
BELOW
"Mt Cayambe in Amazone Erea near Cobuel Colombia South America"
Ball-point pen ink, colored pencil, and pastel on paper
 
 
[Cat. 159, BST-56]
Joseph Yoakum
"Red Mtn. and Red Clay Pass in San Juan Range near Telluride Colorado"
Ball-point pen ink, colored pencil, and pastel on paper
 
 
[Cat. 160, BST-58]
Joseph Yoakum
"Schwaner Mtn Range. Borneo, Isl, Indonesia"
Ball-point pen ink, colored pencil, and pastel on paper
 
 
[Cat. 162, BST-62]
Joseph Yoakum
"Mt Truchas Peak in Sanger-De-Cristo Range near Truchas, New Mexico"
1967
Ball-point pen ink, colored pencil, and pastel on paper
 
 
[Cat. 163]
Joseph Yoakum
"[M]assie De La Hotte Dosi???Mtns of the Coastal Ra???[Hai]ti. C America"
Pen and ink and graphite on paper
BST-63
 
 
[Cat. 164, BST-61] [Cat. 165, BST-60]
Joseph Yoakum
ABOVE
"Mt [T?]olombia Lamovia Alps near Bogota Colombia South America"
1968
BELOW
"Mt Carstenez in Nassau Mtn Range of Netherlands New Guinea"
1969
Ball-point pen ink, colored pencil, and pastel on paper
 
 
[Case will contain 3 books chosen from among, BST-65, BST-196, BST-197, BST-201, BST-202, BST-204]
Purvis Young
Artist Books
Ball-point pen, fiber tipped pen, wax crayon, acrylic paint, and graphite on various found papers and bound materials
 
 
[Case will contain another 3 books chosen from among, BST-65, BST-196, BST-197, BST-201, BST-202, BST-204]
Purvis Young
Artist Books
Ball-point pen, fiber tipped pen, wax crayon, acrylic paint, and graphite on various found papers and bound materials
 
 
[Cat. 170, BST-153]
Purvis Young
Ship and Floating Figures
Paint on board
 
 
[Cat. 171, BST-151]
Purvis Young
Horses
Paint and wood glue on weathered pieces of plywood and fiberboard with nailed-on pieces of various types of weathered scrap wood, including white pine and yellow pine
 
 
[Cat. 172, BST-150]
Purvis Young
Horses
1991
Paint on weathered and reused fiberboard with existing holes
 
 
[Cat. 173, BST-64]
Purvis Young
Wandering
Paint on manila folders, mounted on cardboard
 
 
[Cat. 174, BST-148]
Purvis Young
Jail Was Heat
Paint on weathered Masonite with nailed-on pieces of various types of weathered scrap wood, including yellow pine and plywood
 
 
[Cat. 175, BST-149]
Purvis Young
Procession of Figures
Paint on weathered plywood with nailed-on pieces of various types of weathered scrap wood, including faux-grain painted picture frame inset in center
 
 
 
 
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[FOR VIDEO PROGRAM]
 
Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz on Collecting "Great and Mighty Things"
2013
Produced by the Philadelphia Museum of Art
 
Approximate time 5 minutes
 
 
 
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Share your thoughts about this exhibition.
 
 
 
[FOR CATLOGUES AND BOOKS]
 
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