An unusual work---a detailed, hand-constructed model of an early 20th century German sail and steam ship, the Bremen, made by the famous American comedian, actor, author and last but not least, artist, JONATHAN WINTERS (1925-2013), signed by him in ink on the wood bottom. This measures 20" by 3" by 9 1/2", in the extreme dimensions. It has a few strings loose (the ship's rigging) and is dusty, otherwise it is in excellent condition. A sheet of paper, dating to a show of his work at Morley-Bryant & Co., accompanies the ship. Of course, Winters' six decade career in comedy and acting needs little introduction, but it is much less known that he was an accomplished and recognized artist. Winters created silkscreens and drawings, and colorful paintings known for their whimsical subject matter. Winters was a very approachable and much-loved celebrity, a familiar sight at local antique shows. I remember seeing him in Santa Monica one year in about the late 1990's, chatting with people at the antique show.
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