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Tim Lewis Sculpture, Devil in a Pinstripe Suit

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Tim Lewis Sculpture, Devil in a Pinstripe Suit

A particularly interesting example of these portraits is Devil. The hand stroking his chin becomes a gesture that signals his calculating and wily temperament. Tim likes to carve stone into people and characters that he is familiar with. Perhaps this is a 'coal company lawyer from NYC' or a 'rascally politician from Washington D.C' Whatever his true identity, this mysterious stranger represents the outsider that Tim's mountain brethren all recognize as someone to distrust and avoid. Carved in 2007 Dimensions 20" x 12" x 18" Tim Lewis (B. 1952-) Isonville, KY Tim Lewis has shown in Columbus Museum of Art 2009 Mennello Museum of American Art 2009 Kentucky Folk Art Center 2009 Customs House Museum & Cultural Center 2008 Referenced in:- The carvings of Tim Lewis - Catalog, Customs House Museum & Cultural House 2008 Contemporary American Folk Art - A Collectors Guide , Chuck and Jan Rosenak Outsider Art of the South , Kathy Moses Schiffer Publishing 1999, p53-60 Abbeville Press 1996, p71, 89, 103-4, 112, 117, 221 20th Century American Folk, Self Taught, and Outsider Art, Betty- Carol Sellen, Neal-Schuman Publishing 1993 p 15, 27, 29, 33, 78-9, 112, 374

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