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UNTITLED (VELP-OOSTERBEEK TROLLEY)/ Willem van Genk, c. 1980–2000, tin cans, cardboard, metal, paint, paper, and plastic, 10 ½ x 23 ½ x 5 1/8 inches (27 x 60 x 13 cm), collection Foundation Willem van Genk, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, 21030245 Photo: Guido Suykens

The first United States exhibition of Dutch artist Willem van Genk’s work at the American Folk Art Museum offers a comic counterpoint to the recent Futurist show at the Guggenheim.

UNTITLED (Velp–Oosterbeek Trolley)/ Willem van Genk, c. 1980–2000, tin cans, cardboard, metal, paint, paper, and plastic,10 ½ x 23 ½ x 5 1/8 inches, collection Foundation Willem van Genk, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, 21030245 Photo: Sam Fein

UNTITLED (Velp–Oosterbeek Trolley)/ Willem van Genk, c. 1980–2000, tin cans, cardboard, metal, paint, paper, and plastic,10 ½ x 23 ½ x 5 1/8 inches, collection Foundation Willem van Genk, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, 21030245 Photo: Sam Fein

UNTITLED (New York Proclamed . . . N. Petrov) by Willem van Genk, c. 1973, mixed media on assembled millboards,25 ½ x 63 1/8 inches, Collection Foundation Willem van Genk, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, 210302100 Photo: Guido Suykens.

Willem van Genk Mind Traffic 1973 Mixed Media This piece is a bit unsettling, but that honestly grabs the feeling of a busy mind.

UNTITLED (New York Proclamed . . . N. Petrov) (detail)/ Willem van Genk (1927–2005, c. 1973, mixed media on assembled millboards, 25 1/2 x 63 1/8 in., collection Foundation Willem van Genk, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, 210302100 Photo by Guido Suykens

UNTITLED (New York Proclamed . . . N. Petrov) (detail)/ Willem van Genk (1927–2005, c. 1973, mixed media on assembled millboards, 25 1/2 x 63 1/8 in., collection Foundation Willem van Genk, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, 210302100 Photo by Guido Suykens

UNTITLED (TRAIN ON A BRIDGE)/Willem van Genk n.d.,Ballpoint pen on paper, 4 ¼ inches diameter, Collection Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, 24021033 Photo: Guido Suykens

UNTITLED (TRAIN ON A BRIDGE)/Willem van Genk n.d.,Ballpoint pen on paper, 4 ¼ inches diameter, Collection Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, 24021033 Photo: Guido Suykens

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Willem van Genk, “Untitled (Toblerone Trolley)” (c. 1980–2000), tin cans, cardboard, metal, paint, paper, and plastic 10 x 19 x 5 1/8 inches. Collection Foundation Willem van Genk, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent (Photo: Guido Suykens, Ghent)

The first United States exhibition of Dutch artist Willem van Genk’s work at the American Folk Art Museum offers a comic counterpoint to the recent Futurist show at the Guggenheim.

UNTITLED (TROLLEY)/ Willem van Genk, c. 1980–2000, tin cans, cardboard, metal, paint, paper, and plastic, 4 ½ x 26 ½ x 4 ¾ inches, Collection Foundation Willem van Genk, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, 210302182 Photo: Sam Fein

UNTITLED (TROLLEY)/ Willem van Genk, c. 1980–2000, tin cans, cardboard, metal, paint, paper, and plastic, 4 ½ x 26 ½ x 4 ¾ inches, Collection Foundation Willem van Genk, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, 210302182 Photo: Sam Fein

"Untitled (Industry)" by Willem van Genk, ballpoint pen on paper, 8 ½ x 8 in. Collection Museum Dr Guislain, Ghent. Photo: Guido Suykens.

"Untitled (Industry)" by Willem van Genk, ballpoint pen on paper, 8 ½ x 8 in.

Untitled  James Castle (American, 1900–1977)    c. 1935. Soot and spit on cardboard sewn with string, 8 3/8 x 10 5/8" (21.3 x 27 cm). The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Gift

Untitled James Castle (American, c. Soot and spit on cardboard sewn with string, 8 x 10 x 27 cm). The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Gift

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