9 Press Releases

Tag: Material Culture

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    4 Artists | Gibson, Bloom, Colin, Gerber

    Illinois artist George Colin was known for his rural farm scenes and landscapes, each piece painted with vibrant colors. Retired from his day job as a flour mill worker, he dedicated the rest of his life to art. Working on paintings and drawings, he assembled a collection of over 7,000…

    4 ARTISTS | SYBIL GIBSON, JIM BLOOM, GEORGE COLIN, JACK GERBER
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    DECEMBER ESTATES

    Indian artist B. Prabha was known for her elongated figures of rural women, each painting executed in a single dominant color. Inspired by Amrita Sher-Gil, she entered the art world at a time when India had few women artists. Working mainly in oil, she was one of the most prolific…

    Mario Miguel Mollari (Argentine, 1930-2010) Oil Painting
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    Oriental Rugs from American Estates

    Many antique rugs from countries such as Persia, France, Turkey, India, and China are featured in the upcoming Oriental Rugs from American Estates auction offered by Material Culture. Several Navajo rugs and tapestries will be available as well. From West African flatweave to early 20th century Chinese Art Deco, these…

    Antique Peking Rug, China
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    Apsara Arts of Asia

    Textiles and clothing can reveal much about a culture, from its values to its art. In the upcoming Apsara Arts of Asia auction offered by Material Culture, textiles, jewelry, and accessories from cultures across Asia will be available. From the collection of a single owner, this sale includes stone carvings,…

    Antique Silk Ikat Thai Sarong Textile
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    Art 360 |Fine, Folk, Outsider, & Ethnographic Art

    One of the controversies that surrounded Indian painter M.F. Husain was his nude paintings of Hindu gods. In the Fine, Folk, Outsider, & Ethnographic Art Auction, presented by Material Culture, several pieces exemplify Husain's embrace of the taboo. This includes his watercolor painting "Man and Yellow Woman with Snake in…

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    Fine & Collectible Antique Oriental Rugs

    Material Culture is offering beautiful and well-made rugs of all shapes and sizes in it’s Fine Decorative & Collectible Antique Oriental Rugs Auction. Highlighted in the action are an antique palace-sized Serapi rug, and an antique mansion-sized Heriz rug, both from Persia. Made in the 19th century, the red and…

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    Oriental Rugs from American Estates

    The Oriental Rugs from American Estates auction, offered by Material Culture, is a collection of textile works made up almost entirely of rugs. Though, there are a few other unusual textile items of note in the sale. Among the most valuable pieces up for bid is an antique silk dragon…

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    Tribal, Folk, Ethnographic & Textile Arts

    Material Culture is here to offer treasures from the 18th and 20th centuries. Along with the Asian art and antique sale, Material Culture will present important tribal, folk, ethnographic and textile arts. This auction is led by an important textile art ever showcased in this catalog; Bolivian Aksu Textile which…

    TRIBAL, FOLK, ETHNOGRAPHIC & TEXTILE 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…