Lewis Simon (American, 1884-1970). <em>Trade Sign (Boy Riding Bicycle)</em>, 1932-1934. Painted wood, metal, rubber, other materials, 40 1/2 x 18 x 23 in.  (102.9 x 45.7 x 58.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund and Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 74.29. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 74.29_SL1.jpg)

Trade Sign (Boy Riding Bicycle)

Artist:Lewis Simon

Medium: Painted wood, metal, rubber, other materials

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Dimensions: 40 1/2 x 18 x 23 in. (102.9 x 45.7 x 58.4 cm)



Accession Number: 74.29

Image: 74.29_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Trade sign in form of boy riding a bicycle. Painted and carved wooden figure of boy with simplified form and jointed body parts (bolts through ankles, knees, hips, and shoulders); wearing blue shirt and knee breeches; inset glass marbles for eyes. Boy seated on bicycle with an abbreviated metal frame (handlebars, front frame of bike, shaft for seat, pedals) and a single bicycle wheel; rubber tire, handle grips and foot pedals. Bicycle mounted on inverted L-shaped metal wall bracket. Condition: Very fragile. Extensive loss to paint and large splits in wood. Rust on metal parts. Rubber deteriorating and cracking. Some of the hardware has been replaced - new bolts have been used in hip and under seat. Picture wire holds one foot on pedal.

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