Carved and White-painted Woodsman Weathervane
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3121M
- Date / Time :
- August 12, 2018 10:00AM
Carved and White-painted Woodsman Weathervane, early 20th century, carved, flattened full-body figure with carved clothing and facial details, standing in front of a sawhorse cutting a log, white paint over older gold-painted surface, with custom stand, ht. 28, lg. 28 1/2 in.
Provenance: Sotheby's, The Howard and Jean Lipman Collection, November 14, 1981, Lot 25; Rico-Johnson Gallery, New York, April 29, 1984.
Literature: Catalog for the exhibition Young America: A Folk Art History, Museum of American Folk Art, New York, at IBM Gallery of Art; Roger Ricco and Frank Maresca, American Primitive: Discoveries in Folk Sculpture, 1988, p. 121; and a Newsweek article "The Outsiders are In," December 25, 1989, p. 72.
Exhibitions: Young America: A Folk Art History, Museum of American Folk Art, New York, at IBM Gallery of Art, September 29-November 15, 1986; Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona, January 24-March 15, 1987; Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan, April 6-September 13, 1987; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, North Carolina, October 5, 1978-January 3, 1988; Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago, Illinois, February 15-April 25, 1988.
The Arthur & Sybil Kern Collection of American Folk Art
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