Vintage Willie Massey Folk Art Found Object Sculpture, Moth, Butterfly, Kentucky Outsider Artist


Shipping to United States: $11.00

This is a fantastic Vintage Willie Massey, Folk Art, Found Object Sculpture. This framed piece is mounted on a piece of wood and mounted inside a shadow box. This Moth / Butterfly winged insect was handmade using scrap and found objects, including paper, plastic and wood.

Piece is not signed, though this Kentucky Outsider Artist has a very unique signature style and material use. Perfect to add to a collection or for terrific Primitive Rustic Decor.

The following is a short Bio I pulled from the internet, as there is much information on this inspiring artist online:

"During the 70 years he worked as a tenant farmer, Massey learned to make things to satisfy his creative energy. He began creating sculptures and paintings after his wife's death in 1955. He is well known for fruit crate birdhouses, tinfoil birds, interesting animals and airplanes. He died in 1990."

His art was included in the exhibitions "African-American Folk Art in Kentucky", "Passionate Visions of the American South," and others. His work is in many permanent collections, including the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Morris Museum of Art and the Kentucky Folk Art Center."

This piece is in excellent vintage condition. Please look closely at the photos to appreciate all the details, as well as to best understand overall condition.

Piece framed measures 12.5" x 10.5" x 2" deep under glass. Sculpture and panel measures about 8.5" x 4.5"

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