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Lot 686: Bato. ca. 1920
30 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Artist: CHARLES VERSCHUUREN, JR. (1899-1955) Size: 31 3/4 x 43 3/8 in./80.5 x 110 cm Kotting, Amsterdam There is a long graphic history of using overdrawn African characters to emphasize the blackness of a given shoe polish. Here, the trope is taken a step further, the product being likened to the darkness of his skin and the richness of coconut oil. (black)
Condition Report: B/ Slight tears at folds & edges.
Dimensions: 31 3/4 x 43 3/8 in./80.5 x 110 cm
Artist or Maker: CHARLES VERSCHUUREN, JR. (1899-1955)
Date: ca. 1920