19 Posts

Category: Outsider and Self Taught Art

  • Auction Industry

    Around the Auction World: February 2021

    Collage of images from around the auction world. Photo credit from left to right: Christie’s, Rare Posters, Black River Auction. Collage by Pranit Dubey (Auction Daily). The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and others last summer reignited discussions about racial biases in the United States and around the world.…

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  • Art Fairs

    Outsider Art Fair Offers Roadmap for Safe Events in 2021

    New York City’s Outsider Art Fair persevered this month despite both the ongoing pandemic and torrential snowfall. The event wrapped up last Sunday and, despite being dealt a bad hand, still managed to set a strong precedent for holding a socially-distanced art fair in 2021.  The in-person component of the…

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  • Auction Industry

    Highlights Around the Auction World: January 2021

    Collage of images from around the auction world. Photo credit from left to right: Artcurial, Vectis Auctions, and Sotheby’s. Collage by Heemin Moon (Auction Daily). Many auction houses entered 2021 with quiet optimism after their industry proved more resilient than most in 2020. The industry's quick shift online, both to…

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  • 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 Preview

    Outsider Artists Come Inside at Christie’s

    The term “outsider art” is used to describe works that do not fit into the conventional art world. These pieces are often created by artists who are mentally ill or outside the mainstream for some other reason. Over the years, the term has grown to include “vernacular” art created by…

    BILL TRAYLOR (CIRCA 1853-1949)
  • Auction Preview

    American Fine Art & Percossi Papi Brooches Come to Auction

    Diamond and gemstone jewelry items from Percossi Papi will be available in Kodner Galleries’ upcoming auction. Percossi Papi is known for its maximalist style, which the Italian brand describes as what “Lucrezia Borgia might wear if she were alive and kicking.” This sale will include two gemstone and enamel brooches…

    Percossi Papi Gemstone and Enamel Brooch
  • Auction Industry

    Category Spotlight: Outsider Art at Auction

    Historically, the art world has not been kind to those who deviate from social norms. Innovation is generally greeted with suspicion, even if it is later accepted and celebrated. The outsider art category evolved to better acknowledge and halt this pattern.  Christie’s will bring a collection of outsider art to…

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  • Art Fairs

    Outsider Art Fair announces new Director, and hybrid online-physical Paris edition

    Carlo Zinelli, Quattro uomini verdi e uccelli su sfondo giallo (Four green men and birds on yellow background), 1963, tempera on paper, 20 x 27.5 inches, Collection of Oliana and Alessandro Zinelli. PARIS.-Outsider Art Fair, the premier fair dedicated to Self-Taught Art, Art Brut and Outsider Art, announced Nikki Iacovella…

    Outsider Art Fair announces new Director, and hybrid online-physical Paris edition
  • Art Fairs

    Intersect Chicago to Launch As a Virtual Art Fair Replacing SOFA Chicago

    Intersect Art and Design has announced the inaugural edition of Intersect Chicago, a virtual art fair replacing SOFA Chicago for the 2020 edition due to COVID-19. Intersect Chicago will be online from November 6-12, 2020 at https://www.sofaexpo.com/ with a dedicated VIP Preview Day by invitation only on November 5. Postcards to Chicago…

    Intersect Chicago to Launch As a Virtual Art Fair Replacing SOFA Chicago
  • Exhibitions

    An Alternative Canon: Art Dealers Collecting Outsider Art

    Curated by Paul Laster, An Alternative Canon: Art Dealers Collecting Outsider Art, is presented at Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, from July 22 – August 28, 2020. Morton Bartlett, Untitled (girl with flowers & broach), 1955, 3.5 x 3 inches, vintage gelatin silver print, Collection Julie Saul. Following in the footsteps…

    An Alternative Canon Art Dealers Collecting Outsider Art
  • Auction Preview

    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
  • Auction Preview

    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)
  • Auction Preview

    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
  • Auction Preview

    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
  • Auction Preview

    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
  • Auction Preview

    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…

  • Auction Preview

    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…

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  • Auction Industry

    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…