Black Folk Art African American Art Bass 1981 Oil on Wood
Offered this week is an Oil on Wood (I think Pine) with a twine rope stapled around it. It features a Blue Landscape. It is signed only "Bass 1981". It is 11 inches tall by 7 inches wide by 1.5 inches deep. A second piece of rope has been stapled to the top as a hanging loop. This has been well cared for with no damage, except for where the 2 ends of twine meet on the top, the ends are starting to separate. BACKSTORY: In the early 1980's my Dad operated an amusement arcade in a Weekend Market place called "Peddlers Village" in Wall Township, New Jersey.
This strip mall was operated as weekend market only, to get around the "Blue Laws" that were in place in the 1970's and 1980's in parts of NJ. Because it was the only place open on weekends in the area, it was Very Busy, and attracted people from all over. He also happened to be African-American. I would judge him to be in his early 30's at that time.
He came in to the arcade one day, while my Dad was there, with this little painting. He asked if my Dad would be willing to trade a number of plays on the arcade games for it. It hung in my Parent's house for over 30 years.
I wish I could tell you more about the guy, but it was so long ago. Peddlers Village no longer exists. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".
The seller is "neilywatch" and is located in this country: US.
- Size: Small
- Region of Origin: New Jersey, USA
- Artist: Bass
- Production Technique: Oil Painting
- Style: Black Folk Art
- Item Height: 11 in
- Item Width: 7 in
- Material: wood
- Time Period Produced: 1981
- Type: Painting
- Features: One of a Kind (OOAK)
- Subject: Art
- Culture: African American
- Item Length: 1.5 inches deep
- Year of Production: 1981
- Original/Licensed Reproduction: Original