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Category: Outsider and Self Taught Art

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    American + European Art

    The sculpture titled Crest of the Wave exemplifies the most important period in the career of Harriet Whitney Frishmuth, an often-overlooked American sculptor of the early 20th century. Her work represents the influence of the New York dance scene. The standing pose of the available figure also reflects the artist’s…

    After Frederic Remington, The Mountain Man
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    African-American Fine Art

    Raised in Harlem, New York during the 1930s, Jacob Lawrence was an influential Modernist painter active throughout the 20th century. He was nationally-recognized for his paintings capturing the experiences of African-Americans. After completing several paintings of abolitionist John Brown, Lawrence began several paintings of rural African-American life in the South.…

    CHARLES WHITE (1918 - 1979)
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    Fine Art at Auction - Sale 221

    A leading figure in the Pop Art movement and beyond, Roy Lichtenstein experimented with both Abstract Expressionism and graphic works during his career. One of Lichtenstein’s watercolor paintings from 1952 is available in the upcoming Fine Art at Auction event, presented by Rachel Davis Fine Arts. In the 1950s, his…

    Roy Lichtenstein watercolor
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    The Joseph Pytka Collection of New Mexico Art & Artifacts

    This February, the upcoming Joseph Pytka Collection of New Mexico Art & Artifacts sale, presented by Santa Fe Art Auction, offers a variety of fine art, decorative art, and furniture. The auction compiles items from several recognized artists and brands, including Tiffany Studios and Antonio Molleno, as well as from…

    Zia, Large Polychrome Storage Jar, ca. 1930
  • Artists

    These Major Contemporary Artists Are Passionate Collectors of Outsider Art

    Helen RaeMay 10, 2019, 2019Andrew Edlin Gallery Susan Te Kahurangi KingUntitled, c. 1975Andrew Edlin Gallery Ever wondered what’s in Cindy Sherman’s art collection? Well, it certainly includes at least one quirky sculpture by Mr. Imagination, a Chicago-born outsider artist whose preferred media included bottle caps and molding sand. Sherman’s Mr. Imagination piece is a simple paintbrush that…

    May 10, 2019, 2019 Andrew Edlin Gallery
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    Rebirth of the Cool: Collectible Pop, Contemporary and Street Art: No Buyer's Premium

    Al Diaz was part of the first generation of New York City subway graffiti artists. Even though Diaz's style has evolved, he still uses iconography from the NYC subway system to make his point. In the upcoming Rebirth of the Cool: Collectible Pop, Contemporary, and Street Art auction, offered by…

    Hudson Valley 19c Painting
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    Self-Taught, Outsider & Folk Art – Nov. 9

    At the bottom of almost all his paintings, folk artist William Hawkins signed his works with the date July 27, 1895. For a painter active in the mid- to late 20th century, repeatedly marking his birthday might seem odd. However, Hawkins created his art with a passion and excitement for…

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    Self-Taught, Outsider & Folk Art – Nov. 10

    On the second day of the upcoming Self-Taught, Outsider & Folk-Art auction, Slotin Folk Art will feature well-known outsider artists such as Howard Finster, Purvis Young, and Mose Tolliver. One key lot is an English cane from the 1880s, the handle carved to resemble a male bust. A phrenology design…

    Howard Finster. Prov -6-6 Consider Ant Cut Out
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    Clements Features Southern Art Icon Thornton Dial In April 7th Auction

    Thornton Dial 1928 -2016, Photo by Josh Anderson for The New York Times, 2016 It was once said that not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere. There is perhaps no better example of this than the Alabama native, self taught artist Thornton…