THIS YEAR IN OUTSIDER ART
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ART ENVIRONMENTS OF THE YEAR
#2 – The Shrine of the Grotto of the Redemption // West Bend, Iowa
#3 – Jubilee Rock Garden // Jubilee Township, Illinois
#4 – Christensen Rock Garden // Albert Lea, Minnesota
#5 – Wagon Wheel Tower // Lynnville, Iowa
THIS WEEK IN OUTSIDER ART
Who knew? Activist, actor, and art collector Jane Fonda is also a lover of outsider art. According to The Art Newspaper, the eighty-five-year-old is listing fourteen artworks for auction at Christie’s annual Outsider and Vernacular art auction in New York on January 18th, 2023.
Among those up for auction are artworks by Thornton Dial, his brother, Arthur Dial, and his son, Thornton Dial, Jr. Per The Art Newspaper, “Acquired by the actress over the past two decades, the works range from painted, animal-shaped benches by Dial Jr., each estimated to fetch $2,000 to $4,000, to large-scale mixed media wall works by Thornton Dial, estimated to sell for between $50,000 and $100,000.”
Jane Fonda reportedly was introduced to works by self-taught Black artists from the South through prominent collector Bill Arnett, who at the time of his passing in 2020 had one of the largest private collections of outsider art in the world. Along with the Dial family, not up for auction in Fonda’s collection includes works by Missionary Mary L. Proctor, Purvis Young and Ronald Lockett.
- American Folk Art Museum: Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered // Sept 23 – Jan 29
- Ricco/Maresca Gallery: UN/RELATED: Christine Hughes, Kate Berry Brown, Lisa Ivory // Dec 08 – Feb 18
- Andrew Edlin Gallery: Secret Chord: An Ode to Montreal // Dec 10 – Jan 28
- Cavin-Morris Gallery: Swallowing The Ocean, Internalizing The Sea: New Paintings By Izabella Ortiz // Nov 10 – Jan 28 // Cavin-Morris Gallery
- Brooklyn Museum: Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe // Sept 02 – Jan 01
- Intuit Art Center: Creative Growth Art Center: Selections from the Collection // Dec 09 – Jan 29
- Hanna Pietri Gallery presents Maurice Sullins // Online
- Project Onward: The “Art on Cardboard” Show! // In-Person & Online
- Indigo Arts Gallery: Mithila: Evolution of a Women’s Art in India and Nepal // Sept 29 – Jan 25
- Fleisher/Ollman Gallery: Leigh Bowery & A Bottle of 7Up // Nov 17 – Jan 07
- Webb Gallery Waxahachie: Nobody’s Ark (Pt. 1) with Panacea Theriac // Nov 06 – Jan 22
- Garden Party: Paintings & Cut-Outs by Jackie Dunn Smith and Decanters by Adam Shrewsbury at Webb’s Fair & Square in Fort Davis
- John Michael Kohler Arts Center: Creative! Growth! // May 21 – May 19
- Milwaukee Art Museum: Playing Favorites: Spotlight on the Petullo Collection // Oct 08 – Apr 02
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
- Merry Folk Artworkmas: 21 Christmas Works from Outsider Artists
- Dickeyville Grotto: Art Environment Tour #8 — Photos and Videos!
- The Greatest List of All-Time for Must-Watch Documentaries on Outsider Artists
- Highlights from the Pettulo Collection at the Milwaukee Art Museum
- Art Environments in the Midwest: Photos, Videos, Info, and more!
- Looking for a good book on Outsider Art? Look no further!
- Change Makers: Stories that Inspire: Life & Work with Adam Oestreich