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Tag: William Edmondson

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    Two-Day Summer Fine Art, Antique

    William Edmondson, the first Black American artist to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, saw himself as a religious messenger rather than a sculptor: “I didn’t know I was no artist till them folks come tole me I was. Every piece of work I got carved… is…

    Portrait of a Lady, attrib. to Charles Baxter
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    African American Art In the Spotlight at Case’s July 11-12 Auction

    Sculptures and paintings by William Edmondson, Beauford Delaney, and Augusta Savage, along with two important African American quilts, headline the Summer Case Antiques Auction, set for July 11-12 at the company’s headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee. The auction also offers a dazzling array of high-end estate jewelry and timepieces, American furniture and…

    African American Art In the Spotlight at Case’s July 11-12 Auction
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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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    Outsider Art

    Henry Darger was a hospital janitor whose art remained undiscovered until 1972. His collection includes over 350 works of watercolor, pencil, collage, and carbon-traced drawings, most of them stitched into albums. He often portrayed people and animals, ranging from elegantly dressed women and ecstatic drinkers to dogs and snakes. A…

    Outsider Art
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    Sculpture, Civil War Items and Estate Jewels Highlight Case’s Jan. 26 Auction

    A William Edmondson sculpture, a coveted collection of Civil War material, and a large selection of jewelry – fresh from Southern estates – are expected to heat up the Winter Case Antiques Auction, set for Saturday, January 26th at the company’s headquarters in Knoxville. The 860-lot cataloged auction also features…

    Pair of Federal Period Girandole Mirrors