pick #49

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Unkown
original folk art / African barber shop sign
16 x 32 inches
$99 via ebay

I see signs like these in the windows of barber shops all over DC and have always wanted one. They usually feature images of men & women from the side showcasing different styles/cuts. They also capture the style of that time since you can see the clothing and jewelry. To me, they’re like modern versions of Egyptian paintings/friezes the way everyone is set in profile.

This one is so great with the flag in the background and ‘unity’ star at the bottom. This would be a great treasure for any folk art or contemporary art collection!

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