Lot Details

The animated cartoon character, 'Woody Woodpecker', pops out from an American Flag—on an approximately 5 x 2½ foot painting by the 1980s Graffitti artist, and late 1960s/70s Warhol Factory and Interview Magazine 'Assistant', RONNIE CUTRONE.

The artist frequently used cartoon characters from the comics—such as Woody Woodpecker or Bugs Bunny—for their humor. Cutrone capitalized on the cartoons of this period and incorporated them in his works. This flag is a typical Ronnie Cutrone artwork of the late 1980s.

Special NOTE: This mixed media painting on an actual fabric flag will be sold along with a poster that is also signed and dated in black marker. (see image of poster included with listing)

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Crazing or Crackle
Area: Image
Location: Center
Notes: Some paint cracking along the creases.
Degree: Minor
Area: Image
Location: Center
Notes: There are some creases in the fabric around the center of the image. These can be clearly seen in the images provided.

Also please note a crimping/loose fibers in a white stripe in the Lower Margin near the selvage edge.
Degree: Moderate

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Private Collection, USA
  • Pickup Location: Illinois, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 62 x 32 in. (157.48 x 81.28 cm.)
Accepted: Wire Transfer
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