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James Harold Jennings vintage BIRTHDAY CROWN, birth day hat, outsider art, NC visionary artist, 1980s

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This listing is for a James Harold Jennings vintage BIRTHDAY CROWN / birth day hat made of painted wood.

I purchased this custom order directly from the artist at his compound.

In the 1980s, our family visited him at his home, an old school bus in Pinnacle, NC, and placed custom orders for art and purchased art from him. You can see a photo from that trip in the final images. Jennings (1931-1999) was known for his colorful outsider art work. This visionary artist from North Carolina was known worldwide as the "Sun Moon Stars" artist. This piece is absolutely authentic; I bought this directly from him in Pinnacle in the 1980s.

This piece is very rough and primitive. He did not sand the lumber he used; he just painted over the roughness, so this crown has rough areas, as James intended. The "points" or "flames" sticking up are uneven and some have squared-off tips. They were not broken. This is exactly as James made it.

He tried it on himself before he passed it to me. It is signed on the inside with his signature and sun / moon / stars signature graphic elements.

I will post measurements soon. A signature will be required upon delivery.

I also have his moose head wall sculpture:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/258661576/james-harold-jennings-vintage-moose-head?ref=shop_home_active_1

And his "cat bird house":
https://www.etsy.com/listing/258554677/james-harold-jennings-vintage-bird-house?ref=shop_home_active_1

And some of his turtles:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/202593566/outsider-art-vintage-turtle-by-artist?ref=shop_home_active_1
https://www.etsy.com/listing/202568953/vintage-turtle-painted-wood-outsider-art
https://www.etsy.com/listing/202598266/large-vintage-painted-wood-turtle-james

Thanks for looking!
This listing is for a James Harold Jennings vintage BIRTHDAY CROWN / birth day hat made of painted wood.

I purchased this custom order directly from the artist at his compound.

In the 1980s, our family visited him at his home, an old school bus in Pinnacle, NC, and placed custom orders for art and purchased art from him. You can see a photo from that trip in the final images. Jennings (1931-1999) was known for his colorful outsider art work. This visionary artist from North Carolina was known worldwide as the "Sun Moon Stars" artist. This piece is absolutely authentic; I bought this directly from him in Pinnacle in the 1980s.

This piece is very rough and primitive. He did not sand the lumber he used; he just painted over the roughness, so this crown has rough areas, as James intended. The "points" or "flames" sticking up are uneven and some have squared-off tips. They were not broken. This is exactly as James made it.

He tried it on himself before he passed it to me. It is signed on the inside with his signature and sun / moon / stars signature graphic elements.

I will post measurements soon. A signature will be required upon delivery.

I also have his moose head wall sculpture:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/258661576/james-harold-jennings-vintage-moose-head?ref=shop_home_active_1

And his "cat bird house":
https://www.etsy.com/listing/258554677/james-harold-jennings-vintage-bird-house?ref=shop_home_active_1

And some of his turtles:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/202593566/outsider-art-vintage-turtle-by-artist?ref=shop_home_active_1
https://www.etsy.com/listing/202568953/vintage-turtle-painted-wood-outsider-art
https://www.etsy.com/listing/202598266/large-vintage-painted-wood-turtle-james

Thanks for looking!

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James Harold Jennings vintage BIRTHDAY CROWN, birth day hat, outsider art, NC visionary artist, 1980s

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  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: wood, nails, paint
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