The preservation, provenance and acquisition of this outdoor African-American folk art sculpture in concrete has an interesting story. I saw the piece in situ, along with other garden sculptures by the same hand, some 30 years ago. I was too tired to stop, but noted the location for a subsequent trip. I went back two weeks later and the entire environment was gone. Several weeks ago, it turned up again being offered by a New York dealer. It turns out the pair had been, at some time, added to the collection of a prominent New Jersey collector, sold at auction and then finally sold to me. Full circle. I'll give them a good home for some time. Great things thought lost often come around again.
Large handmade folk art garden sculpture (pair) Collection Jim Linderman
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