Vintage Sammy Davis Jr Painting Signed By Artist,Can't make It out

Discussion in 'Art' started by antiquelover69, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. antiquelover69

    antiquelover69 Well-Known Member

    I bought out a storage and found some very interesting items.One is a large painting of Sammy Davis Jr.I can't make the artist name out.Also an added piece was some type of military certificate. SAM_0313.JPG SAM_0314.JPG SAM_0315.JPG SAM_0317.JPG SAM_0319.JPG SAM_0321.JPG
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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  3. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE The worst prison is a closed heart

    I don't know if this helps any.

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  4. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Is it a print? It looks like a print?
    What does the document say? (too small for me to read)
  5. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE The worst prison is a closed heart

    Department of Defense United States Military Assistance Command Vietnam

    Certificate of Appreciation
    is awarded to
    Sammy Davis Jr
    For your outstanding contribution to the morale and welfare of United States and other free world military assistance forces serving in the Republic of Vietnam. You're generous and lasting concern for the United States fighting man in Vietnam is sincerely appreciated. The significant and lasting impression made by your show and your personal sacrifice and contribution greatly enhance the morale of the fighting forces and reflects great credit upon yourself and your profession.

    Creighton W Abrams
    General United States Army​
    Saigon, Vietnam
    27th February 1972
  6. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    WOW THANKS, SIS! Maybe it's not a print..? As it appears to have been directly awarded to Sammy Davis Jr.?

    The way the camera displays a moire pattern that would appear it could be a print. Not enough detail of the paint itself is shown, but giclees were not yet invented in 1972, so now I think it could be an original painting.

    Where did you find this piece, @antiquelover69 ?
  7. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE The worst prison is a closed heart

    I'm not clear that the Certificate goes with the painting I think they were just found at the same place if I read correctly.
  8. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    Guessing appreciation for USO tour work. Maybe painting by a soldier?
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  9. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    I think you'll find The Art Affaire sold decorative paintings. There are a lot around in various genres and all appear to be from the 1970s and factory- generated.


  10. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE The worst prison is a closed heart

    I found someone mention online that they were sold at house parties (I think they meant like Tupperware). I don't know if that is correct.
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  12. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Ah! Thanks, I didn't catch that... You're correct.

    I cannot see enough detail in the hat, which is the only portion of detail that I can see looks painted. I still think this is a manufactured print.

    The moire pattern is indicative of a print, but I thought it was a print before I saw that..
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  13. antiquelover69

    antiquelover69 Well-Known Member

    I buy out storages at storage auctions.I bought this one about week ago.There's a lot of items.I haven't finished going though storage.I was informed the person who owned this storage had a small museum.Not sure if it's true or not.I found several other prints of Sammy Davis jr.The storage has many prints and paintings.I looked of some but some of the names I can't figure out.Also many pieces of pottery,porcelain,books.
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  14. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE The worst prison is a closed heart

  15. antiquelover69

    antiquelover69 Well-Known Member

  16. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

  17. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly STAY SAFE The worst prison is a closed heart

    I have no idea if they are prints or not. I did wonder if they might be the same piece because I noticed what seems to be the same spotting/damage along the lower gold. Later damage could have occurred but it did strike me as odd.
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  18. antiquelover69

    antiquelover69 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for showing,both does have the same damage.I'm wondering if anyone can figure out the artist's name.
  19. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    It sure does look like the same one, thanks SIS! The plot def thickens! ;)
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