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3167B Boston
November 3, 2018 10:00 AMCalender
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Thirty-eight Sculpted and Painted "Barbie" Figures

$2,583$2,100
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3167B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 03, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

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
Estimate $4,000-6,000


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