Slotin expands horizons with Masterpiece Sale Nov. 14-15
BUFORD, Ga. – Slotin Auction, specializing in self-taught and outsider art is also the premier auction house for bringing the strange, the unusual and the vanishing America to the block. The Nov. 14-15 Masterpiece Sale will be of interest to collectors looking for the rarest of examples by important artists as well as new discoveries.
Slotin Auction has scoured the country to bring the rare and unique items out for this sale. More than 1,100 lots will feature everything from Southern folk pottery, Americana, self-taught and outsider art, African-American decorative arts, Highwaymen, historical flags, Edgefield jugs, decoys, trade Signs, Art Brut, international art, erotica and new discoveries.
The most highly anticipated lots of this event are the new discoveries. They include six double-sided works by an artist known only as “Thomas” (above), which were found by a Boston janitor in the 1970s while cleaning out an apartment. Lots 309-314, each is estimated at $3,000-$5,000.
Watch for lot 201, Chicken Stealing, by Bill Traylor, a rare story art example, circa 1939-42, painting on cardboard, provenance: Hirschl & Adler Modern and Carl Hammer Gallery (est. $55,000-$75,000); a gorgeous memory painting by Janet Munro, View of Otsego Lake, lot 228, (est. $10,000-$15,000); and lot 204, Untitled (Christ Figure With Serpent), by Art Brut master Adolf Wolfli, provenance: Phyllis Kind Gallery and Andrew Edlin Gallery, (est. $20,000-$30,000).
Other treats include a beautiful work by Minnie Evans, Woman With Butterflies (below), lot 215, from the private collection of Leslie Muth (est. $8,000-$12,000), lot 207, a double-sided soot and spit drawing by James Castle (est. $20,000-$30,000), an important Ulysses Davis carving lot 202, Mythical Beast, (est. 5,000-8,000) and a collection of 38 lots of Highwaymen from a private Florida Estate, including five works by Alfred Hair, lots 756-760.
Southern folk pottery will open the sale with 126 strong examples, including works by Lanier and Edwin Meaders. Rare early Brown Brothers works, lots 98-109, will warm up the crowd. An anonymous Alabama 5-gallon decorated double-handle jug, dated 1903 with script, etched sun perch fish and potter’s finger prints, 20 inches high, lot 117, is certain to catch the pottery collector’s eye (est. $5,000-$10,000) as will works by Thomas Chandler, Thomas Owenby and Dave the Slave (attrib.), lots 118-120.
Flag collectors will enjoy 15 historical flags (lots 145-159), including an important 13-star Southern Secession podium flag.
A fully illustrated auction catalog is available, live phone and absentee bidding will be executed and LiveAuctioneers.com will host Internet bidding.
For details contact Slotin Auction at 770-532-1115 or 404-403-4244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.