33 Posts

Category: Folk Art

  • Auction Industry

    Christie’s In Praise of America Auction Celebrates American Folk Art

    The term “folk art” originated in the United States in the early 1900s to describe works produced by those who lack formal artistic training. It includes a range of mediums, from painting and crafted objects to sculpture and furniture. American folk art was not fully appreciated until the turn of…

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  • Auction Industry, Press Release

    Nye & Company’s Online Estate Treasures Auction, January 20th -21st, Has A Wide Range Of Objects For Fine & Decorative Arts Enthusiasts

    The Wednesday-Thursday auction is at 10 am Eastern both days. Nye & Company’s #1 priority is the safety of its clients and staff and to deliver fine art and culture in a safe and socially distanced manner. Pair of George II Anglo-Chinese Huanghuali balloon-seat side chairs, circa 1740.  BLOOMFIELD, N.J.…

    Nye & Companys Online Estate Treasures Auction, January 20th -21st, Has A Wide Range Of Objects For Fine & Decorative Arts Enthusiasts
  • Auction Industry

    Andrew Jones Auctions will ring in 2021 with a pair of online DTLA Collections & Estates auctions, January 12th and 27th

    The Jan. 12 sale will contain American and English decorative arts. The Jan. 27 event will be broad and varied, featuring fine Chinese and Asian works of art. Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) ship's passport, signed in April 1805, countersigned by James Madison (1751-1836), estimate $3,000-$5,000. DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES,…

    Andrew Jones Auctions will ring in 2021 with a pair of online DTLA Collections & Estates auctions, January 12th and 27th
  • Artists, Auction Industry

    Artist to Know: Andrew Clemens

    Skinner Brings Bottle of Sand Art from 19th-Century Master Craftsman Andrew Clemens, a self-taught folk artist, did not live long enough to enjoy fame. His works were executed in sand and contained in small apothecary bottles. Despite their delicate craftsmanship, the mid-19th-century public would have considered them curiosities, not monumental…

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  • Auction Result

    Folk art and historical material lead the way at Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates auction

    John James Trumbull Arnold folk art double portrait, Lot 2124, $81,900. MT. CRAWFORD, VA.-The Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates November 12th - 14th Premier Americana Auction was a landmark event and produced robust prices – along with a few surprises - in multiple categories. The three-day format consisted of 1,908 lots…

    Folk art and historical material lead the way at Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates auction
  • Auction Preview

    Traditional Decorative Arts & Objects with a Modern Twist

    Stash by Lee Stanton’s upcoming Traditional Decorative Arts Pieces with a Modern Twist auction offers a selection of decorative art that combines traditional craftsmanship with modern designs. A glazed vase from the British studio pottery movement will be featured in the event. The British studio pottery movement was founded by…

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  • Auction Industry

    Five For Friday: Nadeau’s Auction Gallery Steers Us Across Categories

    New Hampshire License Plate, 1905. Photo courtesy of Nadeau’s Auction Gallery. Buckle up your seatbelts! Nadeau's Auction Gallery of Windsor, Connecticut, is holding its annual Fall Americana, Folk Art, Chinese & Fine Art Auction on Saturday, October 24th. This event kicks off with two classic automobiles and presents collectors with…

    Five For Friday Nadeaus Auction Gallery Steers Us Across Categories1
  • Auction Preview

    Shooting Gallery Targets, Folk Art, Americana

    The World’s Greatest Shooting Gallery Target Auction, offered by Dirk Soulis Auctions, contains a selection of items from the Tucker Collection, including furniture and accessories, folk art, Americana, and early 20th-century iron shooting gallery targets. Most of the latter still retain their original paint. One of the targets up for…

    THE ONLY KNOWN MANGELS 'ROWDY' LIGHT-UP GALLERY TARGET
  • Auction Preview

    Fine and Decorative Arts: Day 1

    Ed Ruscha is a multi-talented American artist known for his word paintings. As a child, Ruscha wanted to become a cartoonist and received training from artists such as Emerson Woelffer and Robert Irwin. In the1970s, Ruscha, along with fellow artists Jenny Holzer and Barbara Kruger, began incorporating written phrases in…

    Andy Warhol George Gershwin Screenprint
  • Auction Industry

    Items From NYC Estate Of Lucy Jarvis And Others Featured in Schwenke Auctioneers September 20th Auction

    On Sunday, September 20th at 1:00PM Schwenke Auctioneers will hold its Autumn Fine Estates Auction with an offering of over 600 lots from estates and collectors, with diverse and eclectic prime items in many categories. The sale features one hundred twenty-five lots of Asian and European fine and decorative arts from the…

    Items From NYC Estate Of Lucy Jarvis And Others Featured in Schwenke Auctioneers September 20th Auction
  • Auction Preview

    The Jerry and Cathy Mueller Collection

    Drummers were considered an essential part of the American Civil War. Beyond regulating the marching of soldiers, drums worked as communication devices in camps and on battlefields. Each drum call was assigned a specific task. Army men were mandated to learn these drum calls to aid non-verbal communication during the…

    AN ELGIN IRON ROOSTER WINDMILL WEIGHT IN ORIGINAL PAINT
  • Auction Preview

    Underground & Ultracontemporary Art

    Angelo Cricchi is an Italian artist known for his fashion photography. After leaving a career as a professional athlete to pursue art, Cricchi began to explore the influence of literature and history. In 2009, after the Gloomy Sunday at MAK (Wien) exhibition, his sophisticated and stylized portraits of women became…

    MR. KLEVRA (Rome, 1978)
  • Auction Preview

    Glow Gala Art Auction

    Justin Hayward is a renowned portrait painter and professor at Casper College. As a child, Hayward attended church with his family and disturbed his younger brother. To distract Hayward, his parents gave him a sketchbook, setting him on his artistic journey. Initially inclined toward animation, the Michigan artist later shifted…

    Mark Paxton, Persephone (Crabapple Series #2)
  • Auction Industry

    Freeman's announces return of the Pennsylvania Sale

    The Pennsylvania Sale is a tribute to the entire region—its history, people, and the art and objects they made, used, and cherished. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- On Wednesday, October 28th, Freeman’s will hold its renowned Pennsylvania Sale. This returning event showcases the development of craftsmanship in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Wharton Esherick furniture from the…

    Freemans announces return of the Pennsylvania Sale
  • Auction Preview

    Trespassing

    Brian Donnelly, who works professionally as KAWS, is an American artist whose figurative cast sculptures bridge the distance between fine and commercial art. KAWS formerly worked as a freelance animator for 101 Dalmatians. He also worked as a night graffiti artist, and these illegal paintings created a framework for his…

    KATHERINE BERNHARDT (B.1975)
  • People

    Joshua Rose joins Santa Fe Art Auction

    Rose spent the last fifteen years with International Artist Publishing where he served as the Editor for American Art Collector, Western Art Collector, American Fine Art and Native American Art Magazines. SANTA FE, NM.-The Santa Fe Art Auction has named Joshua Rose as its new Senior Vice President. Rose will assist…

    Joshua Rose joins Santa Fe Art Auction
  • Exhibitions

    Tradition & Opulence: Easter in Imperial Russia at the Museum of Russian Icons

    On view at the Museum of Russian Icons through October 25, 2020, Tradition & Opulence: Easter in Imperial Russia, is an exhibition of nearly 200 objects recreating the splendor of Easter celebrations during the last days of the Tsars. From the jeweled creations of Fabergé to humble wood carvings, Russia's greatest artists,…

    Tradition & Opulence Easter in Imperial Russia at the Museum of Russian Icons
  • Auction Preview

    The Kolar Collection

    This August, Skinner is set to offer items ranging from carvings to porcelain in the upcoming Kolar Collection auction. One of the standout lots is an early 19th-century tall case clock. With an angel at the top, the piece has a glazed tombstone door that opens to a wooden dial.…

    Slip-decorated Glazed Redware Plate
  • Exhibitions

    Starry Eyed...Enjoy Variations of Quilting's Most Historic Design

    The variations seem endless among star designs that have emerged from quilters' minds and hands since the mid-18th century.  EXTRAORDINARY MONUMENTAL STARBURST WITH SATELLITE STARS QUILTFISHER HERITAGE While the Star of Bethlehem is perhaps the most familiar, consisting of eight pieced 'arms' created in different ways, there are myriad stars…

    Starry Eyed...Enjoy Variations of Quilting's Most Historic Design
  • Auction Preview

    Fine Western & American Art

    Representing a new generation of painters capturing the American West is Logan Maxwell Hagege, a Los Angeles-based contemporary artist. His works reimagine traditional Western motifs in an angular, modern style. “It’s my vision of the world; that’s where it starts and that’s where it ends,” he has stated. A 2017…

    Bonnie Marris (b. 1951)- Picnic (2020)