PHILADELPHIA – In its upcoming August 19 August Arts | Fine, Folk, Outsider auction, Material Culture continues its role as a trusted source of Outsider art, as well as Modern, folk, contemporary, Haitian, and 20th-century Philadelphia fine art. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
Having set the record for highest price realized at auction for Bahamian artist Amos Ferguson in 2019, Material Culture is opening the sale with another fine work by the artist, Hibiscus Flowers, estimated at $3,000-$5,000. Internet interest already indicates another strong performance.
Other outsider artists represented in the sale include Purvis Young, Jimmie Lee Sudduth, Mr. Imagination, Sybil Gibson, R.A. Miller and Jack Savitsky.
Renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems, recipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant and numerous other prestigious awards, is represented by her well known photograph MJB (Mary J. Blige) – Reflection, estimated at $3,000-$5,000. Fans of artist and filmmaker David Lynch, will find an opportunity to acquire his Garden etching. International prints also include works by Antoni Clave, Philip Sutton, Marc Chagall, Gene Davis and Paul Wunderlich.
Ethnographic art on offer will include four fine Mexican Huichol yarn paintings, two antique Sicilian donkey cart ornaments, a Dominican Pescaderia metal trade sign, and a large assortment of African folk painted movie posters from Ghana.
Philadelphia artists of the 20th century, another committed sector at Material Culture, is well-represented by the works of Sidney Goodman, Emlen Etting, Tom Palmore, George Stuempfig, and Jack Gerber, as well as by a large selection of works by the Martino family of artists. Paintings by Giovanni Martino, Eva Martino, Babette Martino and Nina Martino reveal their Philadelphia-inspired, intergenerational artistic legacy.
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