1970's Tole Painting on Kitchen Cabinet Door "Fun With Vegetables"

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VINTAGE TOLE PAINTING - VEGETABLES ON CABINET DOOR

Back in the mid-1970's when Marge Boyd found out about the latest craze in the crafting world, "Tole Painting", she was incensed. She immediately wrote a letter to her congressman to express her outrage, arguing that the government had no business whatsoever getting involved in art. She went on to communicate in no uncertain terms, her displeasure about the government's new tax on painting suggesting that 'starving artist's' could ill afford to pay a tax when they created a painting. It wasn't until a few days after she sent off the letter did she find out that Tole painting was spelled T-O-L-E not T-O-L-L and realized that apparently there was no government tax on painting after all.

A few weeks later she received a gracious letter back from the congressman's office explaining that he would fight with his last breath any attempt by the government to tax painting and that she should rest easy knowing that she was free to paint freely any time she wanted. The Congressman did include one caveat though--she would still have to pay the appropriate sales tax to purchase paint and brushes.

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ITEM DESCRIPTION:
Here's a kitschy cool tole painting on a re-purposed kitchen cabinet door. This piece of original artwork was probably done in the mid to late 1970's with the use of avocado green on the border. The painting is 28.5" tall and 11" wide. There are four 4.5" X 4.5" square panels set on a light green burlap pattern wallpaper. The four panels feature hand-painted illustrations of an onion, a tomato, garlic and a bell pepper done in acrylics. The back of the panel has a leveling bracket for easy hanging.

CONDITION:
This piece of art is in very good vintage condition. The wood finish is free of scratches, cracks or splits. The paintings are in great condition with bright colors.


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