Lot 268: Signed James Malone, Primitive Folk Art Painting
November 27, 2016
Bluffton, SC, USALive Auction
Description: Signed James Malone ( James Hiram Malone, 1930 - 2011 ) primitive folk art oil on canvas mounted on cardboard. "Fish, Oysters, Shrimp" painted in the mid 1990's. Depicts a Louisiana fisher woman selling fresh catchfrom her cart. 21" X 27" canvas size & 26" X 32" in recycled frame. James Malone,a versatile & prolific African American artist was a retired graphic artist, cartoonist & writer. He was the founder &director of Laughing Trees, Inc., a non-profit, volunteer oriented organization. Also known for painting the trees on his property ( his "laughing trees" ) in his Grove Park neighborhood, he was a famousfixture in Atlanta's vibrant art community & his works are now collected internationally. James was famous for his use of unconventional materials& recycling frames for his artwork.