13 Press Releases

Tag: folk art

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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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    Emporium Auctions

    From French sculptor Eugène Delaplanche, who created works such as Eve After the Fall (1869) and Maternal Instruction (1875), comes a patinated bronze sculpture titled La Violoniste. The detailed piece shows a musician playing her instrument. Signed by the artist, the item is featured in the upcoming Emporium Auctions sale, presented…

    Large Lidded Decorative Majolica Water Cooler
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    Important Two-Day Winter Fine Art, Antique, and Jewelry Auction

    The first African-American artist to enjoy a solo exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art was self-taught, relatively unknown, and lacked professional tools and materials. William Edmondson was discovered by a photographer for Harper’s Bazaar who stumbled across his lawn full of sculptures while in Nashville, Tennessee. One of…

    Large Japanese Imari Porcelain Punch Bowl, Scalloped Edge
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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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    African-American Fine Art

    In Swann Auction Galleries’ upcoming African American Fine Art auction, some of the greatest African American artists of the 20th century will take center stage. A pulsing and varied celebration of black culture, this sale is packed with examples of folk art, fine art, and everything in between.  Henry Ossawa…

    African-American Fine Art
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    The Collection of Claire Tracy and Frank Glaser

    The Collection of Claire Tracy and Frank Glaser is offered by Doyle as a single-owner sale of American paintings, furniture, and decorative arts. Featured items include a portrait of a “Boy with a Red Book” by William Matthew Prior, several unique American weathervanes, and over 20 lots of late 19th…

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    The Mary Wells Advertising & Americana Auction

    The Mary Wells Advertising & Americana Auction, offered by Leland Little, is anchored by some tobacco advertisements from a variety of producers. One lot garnering a lot of early interest consists of two lithographs advertising Bull Durham brand tobacco. The largest, perhaps more desirable of the two, is from a…

    Duke Tobacco Poster Double Sided Folding Screen/AuctionDaily
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    August Gallery Auction

    The August Gallery Auction, offered by Leland Little, is primarily a collection of home and office décor. Among the fine antique pieces are three music boxes, one of which is a Regina Coin-Operated table top unit. Regina was an American producer who made these musical instruments. They were usually built…

    A Qing Dynasty Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottle
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    Maine & Beyond Day - 2

    As the first day wraps up with high spirits, the second day of Thomaston Place Auction starts with a flawless oil on canvas by John Stobart. An artist known for his love of on-site paintings. The painting sits right at the top of the charts of featured items with the…

    Thomaston
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    The Michael J Kittredge Collection

    The Michael J Kittredge Collection auction offered by Rafael Osona Auctions features many furnishings from the Kittredge family estate “ACKlandia” on Nantucket Island.  After amassing a large fortune in the candle business, the Kittredges formed the Kittredge Foundation, supporting many Massachusetts hospitals and schools, and cultivated a large decorative arts…

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    Straight Up | American Outsider Art | No Reserves

    Art has the unfortunate tendency of becoming exclusive, blocking those who run against established standards. It is then a creative triumph when counterculture receives attention and respect. Straight Up | American Outsider Art | No Reserves is offered by Material Culture, and gives outsiders that opportunity for appreciation. Starting bids…

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    Fine and Decorative Art, Including Americana

    This is the premier of two “Fine and Decorative Art, Including Americana” auctions being held by Cowan’s Auctions this Summer. The collection on auction is quite large, heavily slanted toward American works, though it also at times is interspersed with European art or other items of interest. There are many…