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FOLK OUT LOUD! Auction: May 26, 2013

Auction: Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 11AM (EST)

Exhibition: May 18-25, 10AM-6PM

Special Auction Exhibition Barbecue:
Saturday, May 25, 12 noon-3PM
Free and Open To The Public

Browse the Catalog on LiveAuctioneers.com | Download the Print Catalog (pdf)

Our NEWS section also features an online version of the press release
and a press release dedicated to self-taught art at the sale.

ABSENTEE BID FORM (pdf) | TELEPHONE BID FORM (pdf)

A story, an auction and our April 40% off sale featuring works by Purvis Young & Thornton Dial

As recalled by George Viener:

Six years ago , on a dreary Friday afternoon in December, I got a call from my friend Tim Grumbacher telling me we had to fly into Denver the next morning to view the Purvis Young works David Raccuglia purchased to film the documentary”Purvis of Overtown”. The body of work ,collected over six years, consisted of over 1100 works of art dating from the early 1970′s to 2004. This is the only total retrospective of the artist, Purvis Young.
Tim was willing to pay the price for the collection if I could confirm to him that the price was fair. I had only seen the early Good bread Alley pieces in books to that point. It is not an over statement to say, my knees were weakened by this experience.
Our intention has been to explore opportunities to exhibit the works ,to educate the public about this great African American, place major works in important venues and market the art.
Works from the collection have been exhibited at Cheney University, the first Black College in the U.S., and The Goggle Works Center for the Arts in Reading Pa.
I 2011 a world record auction price for Purvis Young’s work was established at Slotin’s Auction House in Buford, Ga.
Major works from the collection will be going at auction May,27th at Material Culture in Germantown ,Pa. Purvis Young’s iconic 7′ tall “Leader of the Peoples” ,dated “91, will be the star of the sale. Included are two rare angel pieces from the Good Bread Alley period. These come from the levine collection and were exhibited at the American Folk Art Museum in the 1980′s.

 

11.5.12 Thornton Dial Opening Video+Disaster Relief for the Arts+Slotin Fall Sale Catalog Online!

Opening Night at  Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial at High Museum of Art
Featuring the Gee’s Bend Singers

The High Museum did a wonderful curating job, kudos to Susan Crowley, Curator of Folk Art at the Museum, for the Thornton Dial, “Hard Truths” exhibition opening in Atlanta. The space given to each piece and the explanations were posted (without interfering with ones view) are informative and necessary. Not only is Mr.Dial one of the most important Artists America can be proud of producing, but one of it’s most intellectually brilliant. The metaphors he uses and method of encoding his messages and meanings, requires explanation.
Thornton Dial does nothing serendipitously. There is deep thought given to how he wishes to tell his story. Maybe this gift is a direct result of his inability to communicate through written words. Whatever the reason we are the fortunate recipients. Thornton Dial is an artistic giant. At the age of 84, his work continues to grow and evolve. Fortunately he is surrounded by loving family who help him in the physical process as he ages. His mind is crystal clear and his work vibrant and exciting. The confluence of collector Bill Arnett discovering Thornton Dial was simply something that was meant to be. The persistence and toughness of these forces and the power of the work simply demands our attention.
See our grouping of Works on Paper by Thornton Dial on 1stDibs!
Listen to an interview about the Gee’s Bend Singers with Matt Arnett

Ryan Collerd for The New York Times


We are extremely devastated to hear about the tragedy of “Sandy” as it is affected many of our friends and neighbors on the East Coast. We have found a few helpful links for artists from the NYFA website. These links provide information for a range of services including emergency grants for artists, alternative spaces available, agency information & resources listed by state.
We know how resiliency our friends and arts partners are and confident in the process of rebuilding that will take place. Many stories have been published in the past few days from GalleristNY and The New York Times, but this story of a public arts project that survived in Atlantic City gave us hope this gloomy Sunday. Have a story of hope to share?
We would love to hear from you, just reply to this email.

Coming up this weekend, Nov 10 & 11:


Slotin Fall Masterpiece Catalog Online!
Featuring
The Private Collection of Chuck and Jan Rosenak


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Outsider Folk Art Gallery
P.O. Box 6440 Wyomissing, PA 19610
Phone
: (610)  939  1737
Website: www.outsiderfolkart.com
1stDibs: http://outsiderfolkartgallery.1stdibs.com
Email: george@outsiderfolkart.com

10.22.12 Weekly New Listings+Slotin Fall Sale Catalog Online!

Alison Silva | Lies, Lies | Early 21st Century | 24 in. x 21 in. | $1,800.00

Biography: I’m a self-taught painter. My passion is sharing the metaphors I uncover in life’s layers. I’ve always been drawn to legends, folklore and dreamworlds. My paintings are permanent records of fantastical moments, dreams reflected in the symbolic fountains of inspiration, allegories of philosophical restlessness. These apparitions act as catalysts for self-reflection. In my work I ponder our multifaceted identities as beings of this world. The colors, textures and strokes, which sometimes die just to be reborn, embody words and emotions in my paintings.

My life changed after I was diagnosed with a cavernous malformation of the brain in 2006, which has led to many interesting discoveries and revelations. Seizures and migraines continue to impact my visual ability and perceptions of reality, forcing me to challenge myself more as an artist. My emotions, manifesting both conscious and unconscious states of being, allow me to open my spirit as an instrument of art. For me, painting is like listening to music somewhere deep inside my soul, taking hold of that very personal, internal experience and making it visible to the world. When I paint, I create a visual description of the aural colors and emotional textures of the symptomatic experience that surrounds me like a waking dream.

I have researched the lives and works of fellow artists, writers, composers and spiritual visionaries who suffered from similar neurological diseases. Realizing how many others I’m connected to, as if linked by a common synapse, I no longer feel I’m alone… and I wish to share this awareness, empowerment and hope through my art.

Weekly New Listings!

We just needed another excuse to say HELLO! In addition to our Monthly Newsletter we will be

sending new items added (or recently added) to our website and/or 1stDibs page.

We have been posting weekly updates to Facebook, but were afraid (with the ways feeds are finicky these days)…well, that we would miss our chance to connect!


Slotin Fall Masterpiece Catalog Online!
Featuring
The Private Collection of Chuck and Jan Rosenak


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Outsider Folk Art Gallery
P.O. Box 6440 Wyomissing, PA 19610
Phone
: (610)  939  1737
Website: www.outsiderfolkart.com
1stDibs: http://outsiderfolkartgallery.1stdibs.com
Email: george@outsiderfolkart.com

09.20.12 Weekly New Listings & New Artist Discovery

New Discovery!

Mariama McCarthy | Broken Scream | Oil on Canvas | 32  x 43 in. | $3,500.00

Mariama McCarthy is an artist, born into a Tuareg nomad family and raised in the Tchin-Tabaraden area in Niger, West Africa. She moved to the U.S in 1993. In 2000 she suffered a stroke. When she recovered, she was unable to stop drawing and painting, and has been making art ever since.

Mariama’s artwork is mostly self expression. She paints her experiences of yesterday and today. In painting, Mariama paints what she feels. It’s her world, without boundaries or limits. Each one of her paintings comes from her soul. When she looks for inspiration, she looks within herself.

Weekly New Listings!

  Linvel Barker, Kentucky (1929-2004) | Folk Art Cat, 1990 | 13 in. | $1800.00

We are please to offer this fine example by Barker and announce
Morehead State University’s Kentucky Folk Art Center exhibition
“Linvel Barker: Works from the Collection of Rita Biesiot.” running through October 27th.
According to Biesiot, “While I have a large collection of other folk art, mostly three dimensional and mostly made by Kentucky folk artists, my Barkers are my pride and joy, my favorite pieces by far. His work is unique and quite striking, almost like fine art. I still find myself picking up a piece every now and then to feel the wood, to examine the fine lines and features, and to just take in its wonderfulness. I think of Linvel and the great love he had for his wife, Lillian, and the joy they shared making art.”
(Courtesy KFAC)

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Phone
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Website: www.outsiderfolkart.com
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Email: george@outsiderfolkart.com

09.06.12 Weekly New Listings!

 Georgia Blizzard (1919-2002) | Dragon Uproar | Low fired Virginia clay

Georgia’s pieces are evocative spiritual vessels made from memories from her childhood. She dug her own clay and made these objects which she mastered later in life after leaving her job after having her lung removed. Her works are prized and found in the collection of American art at the Smithsonian.

Weekly New Listings!

We just needed another excuse to say HELLO! In addition to our Monthly Newsletter we will be

sending new items added (or recently added) to our website and/or 1stDibs page.

We have been posting weekly updates to Facebook, but were afraid (with the ways feeds are finicky these days)…well, that we would miss our chance to connect!


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Outsider Folk Art Gallery
P.O. Box 6440 Wyomissing, PA 19610
Phone
: (610)  939  1737
Website: www.outsiderfolkart.com
1stDibs: http://outsiderfolkartgallery.1stdibs.com
Email: george@outsiderfolkart.com

08.23.12 Outsider Folk Art Gallery Weekly New Listings!

Jim Bloom | Untitled (w. Ice Cream Cone) | Mixed Media on canvas | 24 x 32 in.
Weekly New Listings!We just needed another excuse to say HELLO! In addition to our Monthly Newsletter we will be

sending new items added (or recently added) to our website and/or 1stDibs page.

We have been posting weekly updates to Facebook, but were afraid (with the ways feeds are finicky these days)…well, that we would miss our chance to connect!

Recent publications now online (.pdf)
Intertwined Exhibition Catalog (Dave Nally, Mary Stoudt, Sybil Roe Thompson & Will Nally)
from Freedman Gallery Summer Exhibition, Albright College

Faces of Young: Purvis Young’s Good Bread Alley, by Emily A. Branch
from Summer 2012 Antiques & Fine Art magazine

 


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08.09.12 Outsider Folk Art Gallery Weekly New Listings & Publication Links Online!

Anonymous | 19th c. Ohio Sewer Tile Head | Salt Fired Clay | 7 x 7 x 5 in.
Weekly New Listings!We just needed another excuse to say HELLO! In addition to our Monthly Newsletter we will be

sending new items added (or recently added) to our website and/or 1stDibs page.

We have been posting weekly updates to Facebook, but were afraid (with the ways feeds are finicky these days)…well, that we would miss our chance to connect!

Recent publications now online (.pdf)
Intertwined Exhibition Catalog (Dave Nally, Mary Stoudt, Sybil Roe Thompson & Will Nally)
from Freedman Gallery Summer Exhibition, Albright College

Faces of Young: Purvis Young’s Good Bread Alley, by Emily A. Branch
from Summer 2012 Antiques & Fine Art magazine

 


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Outsider Folk Art Gallery
P.O. Box 6440 Wyomissing, PA 19610
Phone
: (610)  939  1737
Website: www.outsiderfolkart.com
1stDibs: http://outsiderfolkartgallery.1stdibs.com
Email: george@outsiderfolkart.com

07.26.12 Outsider Folk Art Gallery Weekly New Listings | AFA Article sneak peek!

19th c. “Drunkard” Hinged Figure | Individual effort in metal $2300.00

Weekly New Listings!

Be the first to see this amazing article released this week in the Summer issue of
Antiques and Fine Art Magazine (only a peek though!)

We we honored to write this informative piece highlighting our
Purvis Young Good Bread Alley collection

Get your copy at this weekend’s Newport Antiques Show or
Sign up on their site to get a free subscription today!

We would be pleased to send you a digital copy with your inquiry!


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Outsider Folk Art Gallery
P.O. Box 6440 Wyomissing, PA 19610
Phone
: (610)  939  1737
Website: www.outsiderfolkart.com
1stDibs: http://outsiderfolkartgallery.1stdibs.com
Email: george@outsiderfolkart.com

Outsider Folk Art Gallery Aloise & In memorium, Mr. Imagination

Aloïse

The catalog raisonné is online at www.aloise-corbaz.ch, and
the exhibitions will take place at the Cantonal Museum of Fine Art,
Lausanne until August 26, 2012, and at the Collection de l’Art Brut,
Lausanne until October 28, 2012.

Offered by the Outsider Folk Art Gallery (above)
Double sided work by Aloïse Corbaz (1886-1964), said Aloïse
Face 1: Aristoloches, Face 2: Main de Prométhée, 19 1/4″ x 25 7/8″
2nd period: 1924-1941 , colored pencils and black pencil on paper
(two double sheets of a book of drawing)

Provenance:
Sale of André Breton’s collection, Calmels-Cohen, Paris, 14th April 2003, lot 4023
André Breton, gift by Jean Dubuffet, 1947/1948
Compagnie de l’Art Brut, Paris, gift by Jacqueline Porret-Forel to Jean Dubuffet, 1946/1947
Jacqueline Porret-Forel, Chigny, gift by Professor Hans Steck, after 1941 until 1946/1947
Hans Steck, until after 1941

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Thank you for sharing your spirit with us. We will miss you dearly!
Mr. Imagination & Jan Rosenak


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P.O. Box 6440 Wyomissing, PA 19610
Phone
: (610) 939 1737
Website: www.outsiderfolkart.com
1stDibs: http://outsiderfolkartgallery.1stdibs.com
Email: george@outsiderfolkart.com