Mischief is the title of this realistic sculpture by artist Michael Garman. This early piece is part of his Cityscapes series and is dated 1978. It features a young man leaning against a brick wall looking over a fire hydrant. As with all his wonderful characters, the kid is wearing a white t-shirt, blue jeans and a baseball cap. Along side him is his trusty baseball bat and on the ground, his baseball. Notice all the realistic and gritty details that make up this piece. Talk about authenticity, there’s even an empty coke bottle setting on the ground.
The street scene is mounted in a wood box frame with plexiglass cover. It has a white plexiglass insert inside the top of the box for lighting. The top has a hinged lid that allows access to the electrical incandescent bulb that lights the sculpture. The wiring is original and in working condition.
Mischief is an original sculpture by Michael Garman and is signed and dated 1978. This is a mixed media sculpture that was hand-painted and housed in its original natural wood frame box. The nameplate brass plaque on the front, appears to be original.
ARTIST: Michael Garman (1938-2021)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United States
MEDIUM: Mixed media sculpture with hand-painted finish.
HEIGHT: 17.38 in. (44 cm)
WIDTH: 9 in. (23 cm)
DEPTH: 7.5 in. (19 cm)
CONDITION: Very nice condition overall. Some minor abrasions to the plexiglass cover and a missing small piece of wood on the lower left corner. There is a light abrasion and wear to the upper right side of the wood box housing, which can be seen in the photos. Lighting is in working condition and is original.