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JUMP TO LOT
JUMP TO LOT

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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New York

Arrow Bannerette
American School, 19th century
sheet iron weathervane
Height 6 3/4 in. by Length 20 1/2 in.
circa 1825
Probably Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Provenance

Kinnaman Ramaekers, Inc., Wainscott, New York.

Literature

Tom Geismar and Harvey Kahn, Spiritually Moving:  A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1998) cat. no. 58, illus. in color.

Catalogue Note

This early and deceptively simple bannerette compresses and squeezes its form to just over twenty inches and reduces the elements of its design to their essences. The negative spaces defined by the little vane's broad swallow tail, the holes in the triangular saw teeth of its chunky shaft, and the two-quarter circles that precede the arrow's front spear add interest to the work's otherwise severe, minimalist form. 

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