Two (2) Gabriel Shaffer (North Carolina, 20th century) Outsider Art paintings. 1st item: Mixed media on paper titled "Last Call Carl" depicting a man wearing a white suit with a hook hand, beard, eyepatch and antlers. Signed and dated "'11" lower right. Housed in a wood frame. Sight – 23 3/4" H x 17 1/2" W. Framed – 26" H x 20" W. 2nd item: Mixed media on canvas panoramic scene titled "Stone Holds the Heart" depicting a city skyscraper scene with stick figures in windows and faces and other images above in a blue-green sky. Signed and dated "'07" lower right. Additionally signed and titled en verso with additional artist information. Unframed; canvas is secured to stretcher. 13 1/4" H x 30 1/4" W. Note: This work was featured in the book "When The Spirit Speaks" by Margaret Day Allen on page 133. Biography: "Gabriel Shaffer lives and works in New Orleans. He is part owner and curator of Mortal Machine Gallery, located in the French Quarter. He is also the son of renowned folk/visionary artist Cher Shaffer and learned from a number of pioneering artists in this genre as a youth. Since a sell out premier at the 2005 Outsider Art Fair in NYC, he has exhibited his work across the country and sold works of art to collectors, rock stars, celebrities, politicians, best selling authors, galleries, and museums throughout various major cities nationally and internationally. He has appeared in dozens of magazines, newspapers and blogs such as Raw Vision, Art Papers, Boing Boing, Traditional Home, Architectural Digest, The Huffington Post, and Juxtapoz. Gabriel has also had extensive experience with producing murals, installations and illustrations for various corporations, restaurants and museums including Facebook, BMW, Pandora Music, Sierra Nevada, PBR, Branded Arts, Mellow Mushroom, SECCA, The North Carolina Museum of Art and The Asheville Museum of Art. He Is currently a contributing writer for Juxtapoz magazine." (Source: artist's website). CONDITION: 1st item: Minor abrasions to the frame. 2nd item: Overall good condition.
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