Edd Lambdin Folk Art Sculpture of Monkey Riding a Giraffe, Late 20th Century
Edd Lambdin (American, born 1935)
Untitled (monkey riding giraffe), late 20th century
Hand-painted carved wooden sculpture
Signed to the underside of giraffe
Kentucky folk artist Edd Lambdin began his art career in the mid-1980s. His colorful painted wooden sculptures are inspired by his rural Southern upbringing, with themes including monkeys, birds, snakes, and religious motifs. His work has been exhibited at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, the Huntington Museum of Art, the Kentucky Folk Art Center, and the Owensboro Museum of Art.
- dust and accretions present throughout sculpture; surface wear present to piece; small cracks in wood around limbs and necks of animals; small chips in paint present throughout sculpture.