Offered by: Robert Funk Fine Art
1581 Brickell Ave., Suite 2303 Miami, FL 33129 , United States Call Seller 305.857.0521


Ethiopians Shake Hands with Europeans

$ 19,000
  • Description
    This deceptively naive painting was most likely done for a children's book. Upon close study, the viewer will recognize that this painting is anything but a child's effort. It's a greeting of Africa and Europe with Ge'ez or Ethiopic script used as call-outs to express in words and in pictures the narrative. It's quite a complex composition and flat pictorial style that predates many of similar works that are quite popular today The Provensens are the beloved couple that has done over 40 children's books. Signed lower left. Hinged mounted on archival board but unframed. Gouache on board.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States, New York
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Gouache on Board
    Condition: Good. Good - Some paint loose, surface smudge and rubbing and craquelure. Mostly visible on close inspection.
    Creation Date: 1960s circa
    Styles / Movements: Outsider Art, Contemporary, Illustration
    Incollect Reference #: 514474
  • Dimensions
    W. 14.5 in; H. 20 in;
    W. 36.83 cm; H. 50.8 cm;
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