Tuesday, July 22, 2008

on ebay: cheeto elvis en repose

Item number: 200241150423
Title: Outsider Folk Art: Cheeto® Elvis en repose
Starting Bid: $100.00
Auction Ends: Jul-29-08 18:19:15 PDT
Final Bid: ?

Item Specifics - Folk Art, Primitives 
Original/ Reproduction: Original
Type:  Sculpture, Carvings
Listed By: Artist
Material: mixed media
Signed?: Signed
Style: Outsider
Size Type/ Largest Dimension: ACEO, Art Card (2.5'' x 3.5'')
Date of Creation: 2000-Now
Region of Origin: US- Midwest

Available for bid, a stunning and highly collectible example of the new-millennium-retro-outsider-folk art movement. Artfully crafted from genuine leather, a single hand-selected Cheeto and real human hair. Created by the highly reclusive and remarkably unprolific midwestern American artist simply known as “rabbi.” Known for having one of the longest creative refractory periods in all of modern art his output is stunningly small making his pieces extraordinarily rare and highly prized.

Hauntingly beautiful and eerily human, this piece truly captures the essence of the man at the peak of his fame and power. The wild hair, thick sideburns and frayed leather scream rock and roll but the sullen expression reminds us of the pathos and sadness which plagued his all too short life. The work’s diminutive size makes it an ideal piece for those with limited space although it is visually powerful enough to be the centerpiece of any gallery. This is one of only two Cheeto Elvii know to exist and has an unrivaled provenance.

Shipping, insurance and papers of authenticity included.

NOTE - This is not my auction.  Really.  But I wish it were.  Bid early, bid often.

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