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AN ARTICULATED PAINTED PINE AND FABRIC CYCLIST
AN ARTICULATED PAINTED PINE AND FABRIC CYCLIST
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THE SIEGMUND COLLECTION OF AMERICAN FOLK ART
AN ARTICULATED PAINTED PINE AND FABRIC CYCLIST

PROBABLY NEW YORK CITY, EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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AN ARTICULATED PAINTED PINE AND FABRIC CYCLIST PROBABLY NEW YORK CITY, EARLY 20TH CENTURY 21 ¼ in. long, 15 ½ in. high, 4.3./4 in. wide
Provenance
Litchfield Auction Gallery, Litchfield, Connecticut, 6 June 1981, lot 184 (illustrated on cover)
Literature
Litchfield Auction Gallery, advertisement, Antiques and the Arts Weekly, 5 June 1981, p. 124.
Elizabeth V. Warren, Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art (New York, 2019), p. 102.
Exhibited
New York, American Folk Art Musuem, Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art, 19 March - 28 July 2019.

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This bicycle figure is thought to be depicting a participant in the Six-Day Bicycle Race, an endurance bike race established in 1891 and held at Madison Square Garden. It is possible that this figure might have hung in the rotunda of Madison Square Garden during the races (Elizabeth V. Warren, Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art (New York, 2019), pp. 101-102.)

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