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Carved and White-painted Woodsman Weathervane

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American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3121M
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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
Estimate $4,000-6,000

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NEWSWEEK, Jean Lipman, Roger Ricco, Sybil Kern, American Folk Art Museum, Frank Maresca, Manhattan, Neighborhoods in New York City, Tucson, Arizona, Visual arts, Charlotte, Chicago, Dearborn, Tucson