THIS WEEK IN OUTSIDER ART
Next week, Christie’s auction house in New York City will hold its annual Outsider Art auction. Like every other year, it’s a who’s who of brilliant outsider artists you know and love. This Tuesday, January 18th, will be no different, bringing a treasure trove of spectacular artwork by self-taught artists that could be yours if you have deep pockets.
Compiled is a list of artworks by artists like Bill Traylor, Henry Darger, Nellie Mae Rowe, and Clementine Hunter, to name a few. While I would love to own and display every artwork at this here auction, these works stand out to me above the rest. Somehow simultaneously quintessential to that artist’s oeuvre and also uniquely out there. These works are the ones to keep your eyes on.
All artworks listed below are in no particular order with their title, year made, and materials used to create—an estimate of worth per Christie’s plus a run down of the previous auction’s highest price realised for each artist.
- American Folk Art Museum: Morris Hirshfield Rediscovered // Sept 23 – Jan 29
- Cavin-Morris Gallery: Swallowing The Ocean, Internalizing The Sea: New Paintings By Izabella Ortiz // Nov 10 – Jan 28
- 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
- SHRINE NYC: Cécile Lobert: Unspoken // Jan 06 – Feb 18
- Intuit Art Center: Creative Growth Art Center: Selections from the Collection // Dec 09 – Jan 29
- Hanna Pietri Gallery presents Maurice Sullins // Online
- Indigo Arts Gallery: Mithila: Evolution of a Women’s Art in India and Nepal // Sept 29 – Jan 25
- Fleisher/Ollman Gallery: Jesse Harrod: Tough Nut // Jan 19 – Mar 11
- 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
- Art Against The Odds: Wisconsin Prison Art Exhibition at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design // Jan 19 – Mar 11
- 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
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And check out original artwork for sale at the FolkArtwork Collective
Thank you <3