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Retro Modern Mid Century Design Cat FOLK ART ?


Retro Modern Mid Century Cat FOLK ART ?

Retro Modern Mid Century meets a whittler or amateur woodworker in this pair of folk art cats.  Hilarious.  The form is as familiar as an Eames chair, but these folky felines were apparently made in the basement.   Abstracted American Caticus.

The American Pet Products Association say there are 86.4 million cats in the United States. As you can see from the quick screen grab below, there may be that many sculptures as well.


Pair of handmade (signed) abstracted cat carvings of pine,  circa 1950  Collection Jim Linderman

1 comment:

  1. Very nice, but I'd guess they were mid to late '50s at the earliest, and may even be as late as early '60s. 1950 seems too early for an amateur to be using that style.

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