Friday, July 31, 2009

Some farmer

Ran across a 3-year-old American Heritage magazine article about a fruit farmer who collects only the best folk sculpture. I thought "farmer" and "struggling" went hand in hand. Not always, apparently. The farmer enlisted the help of the most prominent dealers in making his choices. The whirligig fragment above is from a far more modest collection -- mine. Here's the article:
http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/fc/2006/5/2006_5_1a.shtml

3 comments:

  1. Nice article that I hadn't seen. Apparently the farmer has money trees! Thanks Kevin.

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  2. Yes, his green thumb is the dollar-bill shade.

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  3. heh heh...and at one time...Mine! I love this piece, but for the life of me can not remember where I found it or where it went, but i'm glad you ended up with it. I always figured it was part of a railroad trolley car whirligig...there would have been another fellow on the left, and they would have had a mechanism going down through the hole connected to wind blades. Jim "Dull Tool Dim Bulb"

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