First WEIRD UNIVERSE Contest!!!

Welcome to the very first contest sponsored by your pals here at WEIRD UNIVERSE.

Here's the deal:

The single prize is a used but in-good-shape trade paperback copy of Ricky Jay's Learned Pigs and Fireproof Women, an essential handbook for any true lover of the weird.

The challenge: to win the book, you must identify the painting and artist behind this little visual snippet to the right. The painter is one of the more famous outsider artists of the past 200 years. With luck, this challenge will be neither too easy nor too hard. If the contest goes on for any length of time without a winner, I'll post more snippets of the canvas, and other clues.

Please make your guess in the COMMENTS section of this post, not through email. Priority of the response, in the case of multiple correct guesses, determines the winner.

When we have a winner, I'll get their snailmail and post the book with some of my mailart on the envelope.

Good luck, and play nice!

     Posted By: Paul - Mon Oct 27, 2008
     Category: Art | Weird Universe | Contest | Books

I believe that is a painting by the famed fairy painter Richard Dadd.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 10/27/08 at 01:24 PM
The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke is the name of the painting.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 10/27/08 at 01:27 PM
I was thinking something along the lines of Brian Froud's fairy work.
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 10/27/08 at 01:45 PM
Who's your Dadd-y?
Posted by Madd Maxx on 10/27/08 at 02:29 PM
Maxx--don't forget to send the mailing details to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)! Congratulations again!
Posted by Paul on 10/27/08 at 03:04 PM
Congrats Maxx! Stupid job keeps getting in my way!!!
Posted by BikerPuppy on 10/27/08 at 04:18 PM
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