Henry Darger was a hospital janitor whose art remained undiscovered until 1972. His collection includes over 350 works of watercolor, pencil, collage, and carbon-traced drawings, most of them stitched into albums. He often portrayed people and animals, ranging from elegantly dressed women and ecstatic drinkers to dogs and snakes. A few of his pieces, including an illustrated panel that is 107 inches long, will be available in the upcoming Outsider Art Auction presented by Christie’s.
Another featured lot of the sale is a double-sided painting by Bill Traylor. He is considered one of the most important American artists of the 20th century. His abstract artworks mainly include simple yet expressive excerpts of stories and memories. Also offered in the auction is a sculpture made of yarn from Judith Scott. She chose fabric as her artistic medium and created sculptures using yarn, twine, and strips of fabric. These textile bits were wrapped and tied around various objects that she found around her, including keys, plastic tubing, bicycle wheels, and a shopping cart. To browse the complete catalog of this auction and register to bid, visit Christie’s.
Lot Categories:Fine & Decorative Arts (130)
# of Lots:130
Price Range:$300 - $600,000
Interesting lots include:
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|1915 Panama-pacific International Exposition: An Important American Silver, Gold And Enamel Vase|| Estimate: |
|William Edmondson (1874-1951)|| Estimate: |
|Augustin Lesage (1876-1954)|| Estimate: |
|A.G. Rizzoli (1896-1981)|| Estimate: |
|Thornton Dial (1928-2016)|| Estimate: |