Black Friday 20% Off Sale at Outsider Folk Art Gallery!

Black Friday 20% Off Sale at Outsider Folk Art Gallery!

We will be at the gallery Friday November 25th to take your orders via phone, fax, or web from 10AM-5PM EDT. All items in gallery, on our new website www.outsiderfolkart.com, and our exclusive 1st dibs site are eligible. Please email ahead if you will be unable to contact us within the hours stated at george@outsiderfolkart.com

We will do our best to accommodate all orders, first come, first served.

Questions? Contact us directly! Gallery will be closed Nov 21, 24, 26-28, 2011

Outsider Folk Art Gallery
201 Washington Street, Suite 504
Reading, PA 19601
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The Outsider Folk Art Gallery Presents “Raw Edges: Jim Bloom & Purvis Young”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 20, 2011

Contact: Emily A. Branch

Phone: 610.939.1737

Email: emilybranch@outsiderfolkart.com

Outsider Folk Art Gallery

201 Washington Street, Suite 504

Reading, PA 19601

www.outsiderfolkart.com, twitter/outsiderfolkart, facebook.com/outsiderfolkartgallery

The Outsider Folk Art Gallery Presents “Raw Edges: Jim Bloom & Purvis Young”

READING, PA– The Outsider Folk Art Gallery, located on the fifth floor of the Goggleworks Center for the Arts, is pleased to host a new exhibition showcasing artwork from the George and Sue Viener Collection of Folk, Self-Taught, and Visionary Art. The exhibit will run from December 2, 2011 to February 17, 2012. The exhibit includes paintings, drawings, and mixed media works on wood, paper, and other materials and is curated by Emily A. Branch, Gallery Director, who joined the Outsider Folk Art Gallery in June 2011.

The exhibition opening will be December 2, 2011, from 5:30-7:30PM at the gallery with food and refreshments provided by Good Eatz Green Café, West Reading.

The exhibit will feature work by Jim Bloom (b. 1968) and the late Purvis Young. Both Bloom and Young represent the largest holdings in the Viener collection totaling close to four-thousand active works. This exhibit parallels themes and techniques of each artist, both of whom never met, creating works that are diaries of their physical and psychological environments. Both artists also used uncommon art materials in the traditional sense, often choosing to create on whatever materials they could find or create.

This exhibit has been in the thoughts of the Viener’s for many years and is now coming to fruition as the gallery is due to close in 2012. Recently each artist has had much acclaim in the world of self-taught art. Young, who died in 2010, recently had a masterpiece from the Good Bread Alley series, represented by the Viener’s, doubling the previous auction record. Bloom has been recognized by galleries and prominent collectors on the east and west coasts, which has, in turn, driven the market for his works sending values skyward.

The title “Raw Edges” encompasses the personal and visual style of each artist, but also demands respect by the viewer.

“I have tried to put nice frames and matting on Bloom pieces for my clients, but they exclaimed they enjoy Bloom rough and raw. It cannot be contained under glass,” said Karl Slocum, Director of Knapp Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.

Exhibit Dates: December 2, 2011-February 17, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday, December 2, 2011, 5:30-7:30pm, Outsider Folk Art Gallery, Fifth Floor, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601

Eblast! 11.18.2011 | Just Posted: Thornton Dial Works on Paper on 1st Dibs | Slotin Auction Sets Record | Raw Edges Event

Eblast! 11.18.2011 | Just Posted: Thornton Dial Works on Paper on 1st Dibs | Slotin Auction Sets Record | Raw Edges Event.

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Thornton Dial:

Seven Works on Paper introduced this week

Thornton Dial Sr (b.1928-) | Lady Holds the Long Neck Bird, 1991 | 30″h x 22″w

Watercolor, Charcoal, Pencil on Rag Paper | $8000.00

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Purvis Young (b.1943-2010) | Untitled Early Work | Housepaint on 36″ Metal Disk     

Slotin results for Viener Collection verifies significance of self-taught collection
Last weekend at Historic Buford Hall, Buford, GA, Slotin Folk Art Auction registered a high bid of $25,000.00 for a 36” diameter painting on metal by the recently deceased artist Purvis Young. The painting was part of the collection of George & Sue Viener of Reading, Berks County, PA. The “Who’s Who of Folk Art” sale featured hundreds of pieces from the local couple, owners of the Outsider Folk Art Gallery, 5th floor, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA.

“I am very pleased that Purvis Young is being recognized in this manner. These masterpieces from the Good Bread Alley Series are examples of Young’s dedication to creating art that reflected his community, culture, and dreams for a better life”, according to owner George Viener.

Most recently this painting, named “Mary and Jesus” was exhibited at the Cohen Gallery at the Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA in a solo retrospective show of Young’s work spanning thirty years. The exhibit will continue to travel internationally over the next few years. The Viener’s acquired this collection and the rights to the Purvis Young documentary in 2004 and met with Mr. Young many times before his death in early 2010.

There were many piece of the Slotin Auction that were at or in-line with previous auction records. Two pieces, including “Adam and Eve” by Hugo Sperger (below) were the highest recorded auction prices recorded for this artist. Accordingly, this piece by Sperger is a large example (over six feet wide!) of his skill and dedication to detail.

Hammer prices for Slotin Auction can be found at

Live Auctioneers and ArtNet

 

Hugo Sperger (1922-1996) | “Adam and Eve”, 1977  | Oil on Masonite     

What’s Next

RAW EDGES: Jim Bloom and Purvis Young

Opening Reception December 2, 2011, 5:30-7:30pm

Catering by Good Eatz Green Cafe/Organic Wine by Frey Vineyards

 

 

 

 

         

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Berks County collectors George & Sue Viener sell Purvis Young artwork for record amount at Slotin Folk Art Auction

Berks County collectors George & Sue Viener sell Purvis Young artwork for record amount

READING, PA—Last weekend at Historic Buford Hall, Buford, GA, Slotin Folk Art Auction registered a high bid of $25,000.00 for a 36” diameter painting on metal by the recently deceased artist Purvis Young. The painting was part of the collection of George & Sue Viener of Reading, Berks County, PA. The “Who’s Who of Folk Art” sale featured hundreds of pieces from the local couple, owners of the Outsider Folk Art Gallery, 5th floor, Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA.

“I am very pleased that Purvis Young is being recognized in this manner. These masterpieces from the Good Bread Alley Series are examples of Young’s dedication to creating art that reflected his community, culture, and dreams for a better life”, according to owner George Viener.

Most recently this painting, named “Mary and Jesus” was exhibited at the Cohen Gallery at the Goggleworks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA in a solo retrospective show of Young’s work spanning thirty years. The exhibit will continue to travel internationally over the next few years. The Viener’s acquired this collection and the rights to the Purvis Young documentary in 2004 and met with Mr. Young many times before his death in early 2010.

Purvis Young substituted a lack of formal education with intensive reading and study and is sophisticated about the history of art. After learning of the “Freedom Walls” created by artists in Detroit and Chicago, Young decided in 1972, to create his own public mural at the intersection of Northwest Third Avenue an 14th Street in Overtown, Miami’s inner-city coined “Good Bread Alley.” The installation was visible from the newly constructed Interstate 95, which had all but dissected and consequently isolated his community from the rest of South Florida. Eventually the installation was demolished and only part of the work was reclaimed showcasing the rich history during this era.

In 1970, Sue and George Viener were introduced to the world of Folk Art and Americana during their visit to the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Museum in Williamsburg, Virginia. In 1986, they met Chuck and Jan Rosenak in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and were welcomed by them into the world of living self-taught artists. They opened the Outsider Folk Art Gallery in 2007 to showcase their ever-expanding love of art.

contact:
Emily Branch, Gallery Director
Outsider Folk Art Gallery
201 Washington Street
suite 504
Reading, PA 19601
610 939 1737 p
610 939 1738 f
www.outsiderfolkart.com

Eblast! 11.11.2011 | Chicago Success@Intuit Show | Slotin Auction Bidding Begins | Raw Edges Opening

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Slotin Nov 12/13 Sale Digital and PDF Catalog Link Here!
This is a two-day sale featuring the George and Sue Viener’s Folk Art collection. 1,300 lots will showcase the Who’s Who in Self-Taught Art, Outsider Art, Southern Folk Pottery, Tobacconist Figures, African American Quilts, International Art, Tramp Art, Antique and Anonymous Folk Art and New Discoveries. (Lots 1-824 will be featured on Sat. Nov. 12, Lots 825-1300 will be on Sun. Nov. 13)


Preview

Friday Nov 11, prior to auction 10am-9pm
Sat. Nov 12, Auction Day (lots 1-824), Doors open at 8am, Auction Begins at 10am EST
Sun. Nov 13, Auction Day (Lots 825-1300), Doors open at 10am, Auction Begins at 12noon EST

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FAX – 770 532-1215 – Faxes left after 7:00pm on Friday night prior to auction will NOT be executed.

Email – auction@slotinfolkart.com - Emailed bids after 7:00pm on Friday prior to auction will NOT be executed.

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We {heart} SOFA/Intuit Chicago

The sexy art scene at SOFA 

(courtesy of chicagoshopping.com)

SOFA Chicago (the annual Sculpture Objects & Functional Art fair), along with The Intuit Show of Folk & Outsider Art, threw a chic opening night party on Thursday. The art and design world glitterati gathered for the stylish soiree, which took place at Navy Pier’s Festival Hall. Guests got a glimpse of works from the more than 60 international galleries that will be represented at this year’s expo, which is the 18th for this important, critically acclaimed exhibition.

We sold numermous works by Jim Bloom, Purvis Young, John Williams, a Thornton Dial, and a large Harriet Wiseman piece. We hosted the fabulous art/light sculptures of Warren Muller and sold many of his books to astonished passersbys! Here is a picture of Warren Muller, his daughter Evan, and George at the fair.
Note his sculpture at the top center of the photo!


    

Check out more pictures from the show on our FaceBook page!

Thanks to SOFA/The Art Fair Company and Intuit for being wonderful hosts and supporters for our 2011 journey!

What’s Next

RAW EDGES: Jim Bloom and Purvis Young

Opening Reception December 2, 2011, 5:30-7:30pm



         

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