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'Bill Traylor Unfiltered': Outsider art show at Just Folk

October 9, 2009 | 11:36 am

Picnik collage traylor
Over a five year period, when he was in his eighties, celebrated Southern outsider artist Bill Traylor (1854-1949) produced a flurry of work that beguiles with its simplicity of materials--pencil and poster paint on discarded shirt cardboard--and forms. Works such as "Woman with Handbag and Umbrella" sell for six figures; while "Two Blue Chickens" has a $85,000 sticker. Price of admission to see 28 works that have not been seen in the U.S. for over a decade is free at Just Folk in Summerland, CA. Tonight, from 6-9 p.m., the opening night for "Bill Traylor Unfiltered" also promises, according to the gallery, "adult beverages and swing music." RSVP essential:  reachus@justfolk.com. (805) 969 7118.

--David A. Keeps

Photo credits: Just Folk