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Galvanized Steel handmade head of a Pig Folk Art

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JimLinderman's items9 of 203B. E. Riddick Outsider Art African-American Artist of the 1970s.Small woodcarving of a Man in a Chair with a Cat jumping over the Moon
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    Posted 4 years ago

    JimLinderman
    (203 items)

    Galvanized Steel is seldom used to make folk art, but this head of a pig is a rare exception. Made by hand and used, well...likely at the pig pen! A novelty piece which lived outdoor a long time. After all, the purpose of galvanized steel is not to rust. Circa 1930s. Collection Jim Linderman Dull T0ol Dim Bulb

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 4 years ago
      This really floats my boat.
      I think gal steel is rarely used because of the problems with fumes from the zinc, and it's effect on a good weld. I think it was more likely galvanised after construction and so think it a deliberate piece of art, not a farmer's whimsy.
    2. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      this is great jim! welcome back!

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