Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
Philadelphia, PA, United States
DoneSat, Mar 29, 2014 3:00 PM GMT
The Jonathan Demme Collection - Day One
Material Culture will hold a weekend of auctions dedicated solely to the superb self-taught art collection of Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme. In an exclusive arrangement with the auction house, Demme brings a multitude of painting and sculpture to the sales, totaling over 1000 lots. "Direct from the Eye: The Jonathan Demme Collection of Self-Taught Art" is a compendium of Demme's travels and tastes that transcends borders, encompassing Haitian and American self-taught artists from the 1940s to the present, contemporary intuitive painters from Jamaica, as well as art from Africa, South America and Europe. The auctions will be held on Saturday, March 29 and Sunday, March 30, commencing at 11 AM EST on both days. Jonathan Demme's impressive collection will also be on display in an exhibition running from March 22 to March 29, from 10 AM to 6 PM. A special exhibition party honoring Mr. Demme and his 70th birthday will be held on Friday, March 28, from 7 PM to 11 PM, with refreshments and live music by Jamaican-born American Reggae recording artist and actress, Sister Carol East.