ArtsyHome.com
Pinhead Friends -- Portrait of 2 Disabled Men by Somogyi Pinhead Friends -- Portrait of 2 Disabled Men by Somogyi
$ 360.00 In stock
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.
 
Report this Product

$300.00 USD

Pinhead Friends -- Portrait of 2 Disabled Men by Somogyi

Paintings by gypsy whimsy art

  • Shipping: $60.00
  • 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 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.

Artist Bio ~ Jayne Somogy—who signs her work “Somogyi,” the ethnically-correct spelling of her Hungarian surname—grew up and attended college in the Midwest of the U.S. as a design/theatre major, then lived most of her life in Los Angeles, retiring in 2008 to Conyers, Georgia after working as an administrative assistant, legal secretary, word processor, proofreader, and graphic artist. Her love was always the arts, and free time was spent acting, singing, dancing, drawing, and designing, often on a semi-professional level. She also earned an additional degree (summa cum laude) in...read more