BE NICE OR LEAVE/Ouija Board! Original painting by New Orleans Folk Artist Dr. Dig: LOUIE’S JUKE JOINT is the ONLY authorized dealer of Dr. Bob sez: YEAH YA RITE! The weird and wonderful New Orleans folk art of Dr. We hope to be adding many more pieces in the coming weeks, so check back often. These paintings are not only great New Orleans memorabilia, but would make a great showpiece with a positive message in your bar, juke joint, or music venue. Description of this piece: Offered here is a one-of-a-kind original BE NICE OR LEAVE mixed media painting by Dr. The handpainted frame is hand painted and is adorned with bottle caps including some from local breweries. Bob has signed in the lower right. There is a heavy wire attached to the back for hanging. The dimensions (from the outer border of the frame) are approximately 6.5 x 8.5. The condition is excellent. A Brief Bio of Dr. Bob, half Crow Indian and half French/German, is a self taught artist born in Kansas who relocated to New Orleans via Lake Pontchartrain. His utilization of found objects in his work, along with his own unique painting style, have combined into one of the most recognizable and respected representations of New Orleans and Louisiana folk art in the world. He popularized the phrase “Be Nice or Leave” in his paintings, which has become an internationally recognized part of his identity. Among the celebrities who have added Dr. Bob’s work to their private collections are Emmy Lou Harris, GiO The Burlesque Queen of New Orleans! , Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey Mariah actually posed with her Dr. Bob piece for People Magazine! , Billy Connolly, Isaac Tigrett, and The Reverend Howard Finster. Bob’s work can also be found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institute, The Memphis Blues Foundation, the Center for Southern Folklore in Memphis, as well as the New Orleans House of Blues. Bob has also been featured on the Kansas City Public TV program, Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations Vol. 15 – Bumbling through the Bayou. The item “BE NICE OR LEAVE Classic New Orleans Louisiana OUIJA Board Sign Folk Art DR. BOB” is in sale since Monday, November 25, 2019. This item is in the category “Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art”. The seller is “jukejointlouie” and is located in New Orleans, Louisiana. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Signed?: Signed
- Region of Origin: US-Southeast
- Size Type/Largest Dimension: Small (Up to 14″)
- Style: Outsider
- Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
- Material: Wood
- Date of Creation: 2000-Now
- Type: Paintings
This really is a sweet little frame, and since the photographer’s imprint on the portrait mount is “Karl Muller”, probably German. While it has the typical layering and edge-notching of tramp art, what distinguishes this frame are the carved flowers growing from pots that ascend the sides. Achieved by chip-carving and other gouge- and knife-work, these bas relief panels are folky and quirky, reminiscent of Pennsylvania Dutch craftsmanship. Rising from urns or pots at the bottom, tall leafy stalks terminate in six-petal compass-plotted blossoms. A zigzag design decorates the bottom center, and another, more arched, crests the top. There is a tiny splinter near the top of this element where a nail to attach a hanger poked through from the back; you don’t even notice this (but full disclosure). Consequently, there is a nail head on the reverse by which to hang it. I hope my pictures communicate just how delightful is this creation. Its outside size is 9 3/4″ x 6 1/4″, opening is 6 5/15″ x 3 3/4″. The portrayed is a beguiling wench wearing about 72 layers of clothes. I can furnish more pictures if need be. What are you looking for? I have enormous collections of tramp art, African masks and Panamanian San Blas Guna molas. [NEW] People have been asking what the back looks like, so I have added a picture (last one). It is covered with thick blue gray paper, glued down (so I can’t measure rabbet dimensions, probably 3/16″ – 1/4″ larger than sight size). The item “Nice! Unusual folk art TRAMP ART picture frame CARVED FLOWERS Boston Primitive” is in sale since Tuesday, February 9, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Picture Frames”. The seller is “musictramp” and is located in Roslindale, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Style: tramp art
- Age: late 19th century
- Primary Material: Wood
- Maker: unknown
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: Brown
- Country/Region of Origin: Unknown
We are pleased to offer this authentic THEOREM painting….. Or painting on velvet……. A 19th century technique used to give more depth to a painting by using velvet as the surface to which paint was applied. This technique was quite popular during the 19th century, particularly for painting “still life” representations of fruit and sometimes flowers. The technique was used throughout the early colonies, although not as frequently by the Penna. However, David Ellinger was an accomplished artist and teacher, who lived in Berks Co. And, being fascinated by the Penna. Dutch artistic representations on their hex signs, furniture and fraktur drawing…… Choose to recreate some of these designs in a more secular manner, and market to the new found collectors who were drawn to the bright colors and designs of these peoples. An ardent following for his works soon developed and his work has been highly sought by Folk Art collectors across America. At his passing in 2003 he had probably produced several thousand works over his 80+ year lifetime…… All similar in nature, but each an individual work, the product of his hands. This charming work showing a brightly colore3d basket of strawberries, with bird perched at top is quintessential Ellinger. His signature is a bottom of work and the “grain painted” frame was also a product of his workshop. Overall size is 17.5in. We fully guarantee everything we sell.. This is a rare occurance, but is possible. The item “Nice David Ellinger Theorom painting on velvet, Pa. Folk Art” is in sale since Monday, August 13, 2018. This item is in the category “Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art”. The seller is “pembroke167″ and is located in Wayne, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.