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Pinhead Friends -- Portrait of 2 Disabled Men by Somogyi Pinhead Friends -- Portrait of 2 Disabled Men by Somogyi
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Product description: This picture depicts the sweet friendship between two men who are afflicted with microcephaly, a neurological disorder where the head and brain are abnormally small. This is the disorder that is caused by the Zika Virus when it infects pregnant women. These individuals sometimes are developmentally disabled and in the early part of the 20th century they were referred to as "pinheads" and often employed as "freaks" in sideshows. However, the sideshow gave them a purpose in life and the sideshow folk often became their surrogate family. And yes, these ARE MEN; most likely they were dressed that way due to incontinence. 16" x 20" Pastels & charcoal on canvas.
 
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Pinhead Friends -- Portrait of 2 Disabled Men by Somogyi

Paintings by gypsy whimsy art

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  • Product ID#: 211888
  • Dimensions: 16" width x20" height x.75" depth
  • Weight: 3
  • Materials: Canvas, Charcoal, Pastel
  • Subject: People
  • Style: Contemporary, Modern
  • Colors: Blue, Gray, White

Artwork Description: This picture depicts the sweet friendship between two men who are afflicted with microcephaly, a neurological disorder where the head and brain are abnormally small. This is the disorder that is caused by the Zika Virus when it infects pregnant women. These individuals sometimes are developmentally disabled and in the early ...
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Artist Bio ~ I sign my work “Somogyi,” the ethnically-correct spelling of my Hungarian surname. ~ My education includes a B.A. in Theater as well as a Professional Certificate--Summa Cum Laude in Fashion Design. In 1987 one of my fashion designs won second prize in the "Suit of the Future" national design contest. ~ In 2014, at age 68, I turned my creative focus to drawing & painting and often create dimension in my art with fabric, apparel trim, feathers, jewelry, Swarovski rhinestones & beads, and paper collage. As a belly dancer, I spent...read more