- Low Estimate: $400.00
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Jimmie Lee Sudduth (Alabama, 1910-2007) mixed media including paint and mud on compressed wood board, likely a furniture fragment, painting depicting a figure with one arm raised into the air with a group of smaller figures standing on a stepped platform below. Signed “Jim” lower center. Biography: “Jimmy Lee Sudduth’s fertile imagination led him to paint self-portraits, dogs, television personalities, and the architecture and landscape near his home in Fayette, Alabama, as well as views of New York and other cities. Sudduth’s materials – mud mixed with sugar water and color extracted from weeds and vegetables – are no less inventive than his themes. He rarely uses canvases or brushes, preferring to use his fingers to paint with clay, mud, sand, and soot on plywood.” Source: Lynda Hartigan, Contemporary Folk Art: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Exhibition Text, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1999.
CONDITION: Very good condition. Abrasions and holes to upper left and right and en verso occurred in or prior to the making.