Folk Art Primitive Apple Carving Sculpture - Isadore Shep Shapiro Signed Vintage

Category Art Folk Art & Indigenous Art

Current price $48.00

Listing type Chinese

Location Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 171** US

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Seller pabucsfan (1453)

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Type Sculptures & Carvings

Style Folk Art

Features Signed

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Shep Shapiro's journey through folk art and outsider art was an unusual one. not many folk artists have their work picked up by major department store chains but Shapiro did back in the day. If you Google him, you should be able to find his obituary and his interesting story. I believe this was from his more commercially successful phase when his apple carvings were placed on faceted plinths. I'm not sure what stone it is but I'm thinking banded agate. Shapiro had a unique formula for preserving his Apple carvings and sealed them in something which I think might have been a polymer. they've held up beautifully for over half a century and I'm guessing they will ride the centuries out. It must have been a good formula. I think the cigarette which he often includes is his take on the Vanitas genre. These items seem to be just now hitting their stride as collectibles and the market is increasing. So a good little investment for an unusual piece of art.

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