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The Hitler Sign says, "Welder of Metal". It was advertising a small welding shop on Highway 5 between Phnom Penh and Battambang.
The Khmer owner said he had the sign painted to, "Teach the local children about history". He said many Khmers think it is a picture of Charlie Chaplin.
Supposedly the painter of the sign had a stroke shortly after painting it and is no longer able to work. There are 2 sides to the sign, a 'Happy Hitler' and a 'Sad Adolph' - not really sure which is which.
This sign is not being sold to promote fascism/neo-nazism etc. It's a cultural curiosity (on many levels) and it is clear that hand painted signs in Cambodia are rapidly disappearing as printing becomes cheaper.
(The lower left corner of the metal frame and the lower right corner of the sign are beat up from natural wear. Also, there are some small areas where the paint has peeled. The sign has been outside in the elements on Highway 5 for a few years. In the interest of keeping the sign as original as possible, I have not attempted to repair it in anyway).
Dimensions: 100cm x 100cm – 39.5 in. x 39.5 in.
$1200 - call 078-985-548 or PM if interested
Last edited by roscoe on Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Don't listen to them Roscoe, they're just trying to wind you up.
I own a private gallery in Siem Reap that specializes in Outsider Art and although I haven't got the money to buy these pieces I would very much like to display them until you find a buyer. PM me and perhaps we could arrange a meet.
I would. Probably worth 100 times that nowadays.
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