At Harvey Pranian, what we do is driven more by our visual sense than by the boundaries of age, form, function, provenance, tradition. We are always looking for objects that stir, move, attract and speak to us. It’s a visual/ aesthetic orientation, seeking the magic, mystery, and wonder of design or shape or form. It is not about what we bring to an object of art that attracts us. Rather it is what it brings to us.
We specialize in American Folk Art, American Furniture with original surfaces, Outsider Art, African American and Amish quilts, Tramp Art, 20th Century Design, Whirligigs, Weathervanes, Paintings, Hooked rugs, Walking Sticks and Canes, Signs, and Advertising. From time to time we have the work of Joseph Yoakum, Bill Traylor, Eddie Arning, and S.L. Jones.
“Art does not lie down in the bed that is made for it. It runs away as soon as one says its name. It loves to be incognito. Its best moments are when it forgets what it is called”
~ Jean Dubuffet