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Details & Cataloguing

The History of Now: The Important American Folk Art Collection of David Teiger | Sold to Benefit Teiger Foundation for the Support of Contemporary Art

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Rooster
American School, late 19th/early 20th century
leather coxcomb
polychromed pine, metal, and leather weathervane
Height 19 in. by Length 26 1/2 in.
New England
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Provenance

Edith Gregor Halpert Collection, New York;
Terry Dintenfass, New York;
George E. Schoellkopf Gallery, New York;
Barry Cohen, New York;
Marvel Collection, White Plains, New York;
Ricco Maresca, New York.

Bibliographie

Robert Bishop and Patricia Coblenz, A Gallery of American Weathervanes and Whirligigs, (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1981) fig. 43, p. 33;
Robert Bishop, American Folk Sculpture, (E.P. Dutton, New York, 1974) fig. 237, p. 136;
Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 36, illus. in color.

Description

Originally part of the personal collection of the pioneering folk and modern art dealer Edith Halpert, this alert and brightly colored rooster was probably the unique creation of a farmer, made for his own barn. Its leather comb cleverly approximates the fleshy texture and appearance of a live bird's crest.

The History of Now: The Important American Folk Art Collection of David Teiger | Sold to Benefit Teiger Foundation for the Support of Contemporary Art

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New York