Horace Pippin??

Discussion in 'Art' started by antiqueaddict, Jun 1, 2023.

  1. antiqueaddict

    antiqueaddict New Member

    I need an expert in this artist or this genre (folk art, primitive, naive) to help me identify this estate find painting. Two experts on JustAnswer said it's possibly his work (no sig) and Mutual Art (I paid $50) appraisal says between $2500-4500 value but can't authenticate. Guidance for who can help with this is appreciated!

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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  3. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    May we have a photograph of the back please? And, if there is one, a close-up photograph of the signature?

  4. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Hi and WELCOME @antiqueaddict !! If you could take a couple of close-ups of along the bottom of your image, it might be helpful....thank you!!!
  5. antiqueaddict

    antiqueaddict New Member

    There is no signature

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  6. antiqueaddict

    antiqueaddict New Member

    There is no signature.

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  7. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  8. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    Welcome, @antiqueaddict.

    May I ask, who first suggested your painting might be by Horace Pippin?
    I am by no means an expert, but looking at other examples of his signed and documented work online, I see very little resemblance in terms of style. Your painting is much busier than his work, and the color palette is quite different.

    However, authenticating a painting based on style alone is very difficult. It usually requires assessing the materials and technique as well, and even then questions will remain if the painting does not have a well documented history ("provenance").

    Yale University Press has recently published an in depth study of Pippin's paintings, by Anne Monahan. The author is described as an "art historian based in New York". I don't know how to reach her, but the publisher might be able to forward a inquiry to her. This book might also provide leads on museums that hold his work, and other curators that might be helpful.
  9. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    yup, u need an expert !!;)
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