Chicken Hauling Flowers by Clementine Hunter

Hunter, a black folk artist, taught herself to paint in the 1930s with brushes and paint that an artist left at the plantation where she worked as a cook. She painted scenes of plantation life from memory, and some of the forgeries were of scenes she painted repeatedly before her death in 1988 at the age of 101. She sold some paintings for as little as 25 cents. Two Hunter forgeries sold in January 2005 for a total of $18,000, according to the indictment.
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