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American History in Wood / President of the U.S.A. & Saxophonist Bill Clinton, Bill Potts (1936-2017), Denver, Colorado, 1996.

President of the U.S.A. & Saxophonist Bill Clinton, Bill Potts (1936-2017), Denver, Colorado, 1996. image 1
President of the U.S.A. & Saxophonist Bill Clinton, Bill Potts (1936-2017), Denver, Colorado, 1996. image 2
President of the U.S.A. & Saxophonist Bill Clinton, Bill Potts (1936-2017), Denver, Colorado, 1996. image 3
President of the U.S.A. & Saxophonist Bill Clinton, Bill Potts (1936-2017), Denver, Colorado, 1996. image 4
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Lot 314
President of the U.S.A. & Saxophonist Bill Clinton,
Bill Potts (1936-2017), Denver, Colorado, 1996.
Ending from 22 February 2023, 19:00 EST
Skinner Marlborough, Massachusetts

US$1,000 - US$1,500

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President of the U.S.A. & Saxophonist Bill Clinton,

Bill Potts (1936-2017), Denver, Colorado, 1996.
Carved and painted wooden sculpture depicting standing U.S. President Clinton (b. 1946) wearing transparent sunglasses and playing a detachable saxophone of silver-painted wood, wire, and cloth, mounted to square platform with painted title, signature, and date; likely modeled after Clinton's extraordinary musical performance on the Arsenio Hall Show during his 1992 presidential campaign, 22cm wide, 27cm deep, 50cm high (9 1/4in wide, 11in deep, 20in high).

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Note
A 1993 version of Potts' sculpture appeared in "Tokens & Treasures: Gifts to Twelve Presidents," Gallery of the National Archives, Washington, DC, 22 March 1996-2 February 1997.

Literature
Robert and Anne Levine, American History in Wood: The Levine Folk Art Collection, (s.n.: Robert and Anne Levine, 2017), 110.

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