Thirty-eight Sculpted and Painted "Barbie" Figures, New England, c. 1950-60, the nude female figures sculpted in a variety of suggestive poses with painted facial and body details, ht. 3 to 10 1/2 in.
Provenance: Ricco/Maresca, New York, 1998.
Literature: Illustrated in Roger Ricco and Frank Maresca, American Vernacular, New Discoveries in Folk, Self-taught, and Outsider Sculpture (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2002), pp. 160-161.
Exhibitions: Museum of Sex, New York City.
Note: This group of figures was found in a home in New England, reportedly made by a man confined to his house.
The Marvill Collection
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